As our church family starts to move toward the vision that Yahweh has given us, we need to keep in mind the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us. For the past several months, “For the Cause of Christ” has been our sub-theme at Goodwin. However, we need to ask ourselves what was ‘the cause of Christ’.
Jesus Christ came to set men free and to deliver the good news of Yahweh. Therefore, if this was Christ’s Cause, then this should be our cause.
How do we set men free and how do we spread the good news? First, as Christians, we set men free by serving as examples, by word and deed, of what Christ stood for. We must be examples of selflessness, kindness, patience, mercy, grace, love, forgiveness, commitment to good, fighting against temptations and those things that are contrary to Christ’s cause, striving to live
a sinless life, and in all that we do, focusing on God the Father. We also set men free by sharing with them the teachings of Christ, his unconditional love for us and how he lived, and died for our sins.
Yahweh gave us commandments to live by and Christ taught us to love thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. He also taught us to love thy neighbor as thy self.
Goodwin we are truly a church blessed to be a blessing and we should celebrate all the great and wonderful things we do. However, there is so much more we can do ‘for the cause of Christ’. It is time to come together with purpose and vision to use our gifts ‘for the cause of Christ’. It is time to anchor ourselves in the Word of God ‘for the cause of Christ’. It is time to go forth for the cause of Christ’ and invite your loved ones, friends and acquaintances to share in our study and worship experience so that they may be lifted up in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is time to get excited about the ‘cause of Christ’.
Pastor Jackson and First Lady Lisa