BECAUSE HE CREATED YOU
Our theology is one of ‘grace,’ that everything begins and ends with God, and that everything we do in faith is our response to what God has done for us.
GOD LOVES US FIRST
God has and always will love you. You don’t DO anything to deserve it. You can’t earn it. It is there. All that is required is that you acknowledge that love and try to live in it every day! You see, God didn’t send his son Jesus to earth to tell us to “stop sinning!” – he came to tell us he loves us and just wants us to love him back. When we do that, we naturally want to stop sinning against him and those around us. This helps us all experience even more LOVE!
I’M NOT “GOOD ENOUGH”…
Many people feel that God can’t or won’t love them because of their past. The truth is Jesus came and sought out people who were some pretty big sinners and who society said weren’t “good enough” for God. Jesus gave them – and gives us – the opportunity to experience forgiveness for all our sins. All you have to do is ask for it, and he will grant it to you!
WHY DO I NEED TO GO TO CHURCH TO FEEL GOD’S LOVE?
An important part of any relationship is spending dedicated time together. Attending Church every Sunday is a great way to say to God “you are important – I will set aside ONE HOUR per week to focus on my relationship with you!” Church also gives us support from family and friends (that you will develop in time) for our life walk. Your “church family” will become your support system when the stress of life invades your family.
We want to invite you to come to Church with us this Sunday. Come experience God and meet some new people. Find a way to take some steps, from wherever you are in your relationship with God, toward the next step. You can always contact our Pastor, Dyan Dietz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God loves you and so do we here at Lakeway United Methodist Church!