John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
One of our central values at First Assembly is People. What if laying yourself down and becoming a doormat meant that you were a doormat for people to find the threshold of heaven? Jesus was full of compassion with the end goal of connection.
Mark 2:1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. 3 And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4 And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. 5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Over the next few weeks we are going to be introducing our core values at First Assembly. We hope you will journey with us through the Gospel of John as we dig into this important topic of what are the corporate values of First Assembly.
Today we will be unpacking People…
Our heart is for ALL people. All people are loved by Jesus. We make no apologies for being a community caring church. We desire to bring the broken home at all costs.
The text we just read from John tells us three things: 1. Compassion, 2. Commitment 3. Connection