Jesus - What a Powerful Name It Is
The name of Jesus is powerful! This was the theme for Sunday's Worship Night at My City Church. We were surrounded by an energetic atmosphere created by such amazing people dancing, singing and raising their hands to God in worship! We had several people commit their lives to Christ and were able to celebrate those lives and give thanks to God as a community for allowing His spirit to be so present and moving in the lives of every person there.
Our ‘Mission Statement’ is: “My City Church exists... to lift up Jesus in our city by loving people and empowering leaders in every sphere of life.”
Within the worship experience, we lived that out. With a message centered completely around Jesus, to a room full of more than 200 people, God showed up; as He always does. In a place filled with His presence, we learned there can be a stigma that comes with the name Jesus and it is different for everyone. We all have preconceived notions and different adjectives we associate with the name of Jesus.
But here is what the Bible tells us: In John 3:16 it says, “This is how much God loved the world: that He gave his Son so that no one need be destroyed; but by believing in Him, anyone can have whole and lasting life.” We believe this at My City Church and that is why the adjectives we would use to describe Jesus are those resembling: Redeemer, Pursuer, Conqueror, etc.
The thing about Jesus is that He came to us because of how much He loved us, not because we did anything to earn salvation. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Sin fractured our relationship with God and we have ALL been born into sin, regardless of what that looks like. Jesus came to earth because Jesus wanted to show us, it is not only what God says, but the actions He took that prove His love for us.
With the understanding that we cannot earn salvation or God's love, we know that sin isn't a behavior issue. It’s natural and it is all around us. But that is where the rescuing power of Jesus comes in. Jesus came for us not so we would have behavior modification, but something much greater. Something we value at a much higher price. Jesus came for our heart transformation. He did not come so we would behave well, but so we could move from being dead to alive! In that salvation our heart changes, our mind changes and our behavior is a result of receiving salvation.
God wants our hearts. He wants us to win in life! He knows what is best for us and all He desires is for us to make Him the love of our life! At My City Church, we believe we all are one decision away from life change. One decision away from hope, joy, a prosperous life, a calling of God. These things are all possible with Jesus. He has the one name who can turn impossible into possible, that can bring us from death to life.
CREATIVE NIGHT - My City Church is hosting a night to cover all things creative! July 19th at 7pm, come and hear vision, find out how you can get involved and learn about some upcoming training, specific to what you want to pursue! We're meeting at Sozo Coffeehouse: 1314 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102 at 7pm! RSVP HERE!
LAUNCH TEAM - We are so excited about our next Launch Team Gathering, next Sunday, July 23rd at 10AM! This is the kick-off to Sunday mornings at My City Church as we gear towards Launching in September! If you're looking to commit to launching with us along with getting plugged into community and Teams, then come check this event out! We'd love to have you there! RSVP HERE!
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