Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Community Impact Weekend: The Church in Action

CIW@Legacy
Last weekend, Legacy Church, partnered with six other churches and the City of Plano's Love Where You Live Service Day and Block Party to be "salt and light servants" in our community. Markus Lloyd of Legacy led us into the mission field of our neighborhoods to serve in the name of Jesus.

This weekend highlighted one of Legacy's core values, "We are most like Jesus when you serve." 

Meeting the needs of others motivated by Christ-like love and borne on the message of that love is the lowest position of human status yet the highest expression of following Jesus.

Partnering with six other churches has built within our fellowship the value of what we call Big "C" Church, the reality that the local church is an expression of the larger body of Christ that spans a community and the globe.

We are not arrogant enough to think we are the only Christ followers or that we can complete Christ's mission on our own.

Jesus calls his followers to be the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world." (Matthew 5:13-16) We are to do "good works" so people will honor "our Father who is in heaven" and who has empowered us with His love.

Being salt and light does not mean staying in our designated buildings and patting each other on the back for our goodness. It means getting in the streets to add savor to tasteless lives and light in dark places.



I am grateful for a fellowship of Christians who love to demonstrate the love of Christ in tangible ways. My prayer is that we will continue to partner with the larger body of Christ in our community to be "salt and light servants" in the name of Jesus.





We continue our Christians and the Common Good series this week. Join us if you are in the area. I'm leading the dialogue this week, you will enjoy the fellowship and be challenged by the discussions.

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