The most important aspect of Hope Community Church’s value to ‘connect with others’ is not to connect with fellow believers in our church, it is for us, as disciples, to connect with those who don’t know Jesus. Once we accept the gift of salvation earned for us by Jesus on the cross, we are grafted into the Body of Christ. In other words, we are automatically connected to each other. We must learn to walk together in the way of discipleship and go into the world as Christ’s witnesses, connecting with others and helping them find their way home.
The path has been layed out for us by Jesus. He left heaven and came to earth to connect with his creation in a way that we are to emulate. He is our ultimate model for living and he didn’t just give us suggestions and tips on how to have a better life. He commanded us to go to the people of this world who don’t know Him. Go to them, connect with them, live with power and love and show them there is a greater purpose to their lives than this world has to offer! A perfect relationship with unconditional love is what we all long for and it can only be found in Him. This is the good news we carry and why we need to connect with others. Walk this way and you’ll never again regret the steps you take.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Check out this video for more on getting connected.