I think we need to grow in our promise of God, to grow into a clearer sense of his ideal. I believe that one way of seeing our life in the cosmos is the fact that God made us to be meant for union. He made us to be a people who live together, who have families together, who have friends together, who share a vision for the world, who have young people in a vision of all that God is doing.
Ah, well yes, we, in fact, do. We have so called Basics Ninja Warriors, and they have given over $5,000 to the ministry. We have libraries all over the temple. We have people who are doing it financially but who are there for the cause.
We use Facebook, we use the internet. We use computers and iPads at the actual Wisconsin Center. We use the basic amenities of who we are: a church that loves the world. We have mission trained people who work with those who want to go beyond where they're at, beyond even the basic intentions of what Jesus is doing in their lives.
I'm hoping that the book of Dallas will have the same kind of life. It'll be a new city, a new city. I think it has the potential to be a new city for the kingdom of God. A new city with a deep concern for creating a counter-culture of friendliness in the church. So many church in the old city are fighting against the culture of the city, are hanging onto the antique creed. They need to be really embracing who we are and what we are about. d2c66b5586