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LOVING PEOPLE.

LOVING PEOPLE.

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At My City Church we have a simple theme we live by. We want to LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, and LEAD IN LIFE. Today, I want to focus in on LOVING PEOPLE. Let’s look at where this topic comes up in the Bible. 

Matthew 22:36-40 (NKJV)
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”  Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

We are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. There is no greater way to show love to our neighbor than to introduce them to Jesus and His grace. This is the most important thing that we can do in life. In order to do this it will take the following:

SEE THE NEED

In order to make a difference we have to see the need. There are people all around us that are going through hard times. The world is in need of HOPE. There is no one that provides HOPE like Jesus. You would be surprised how open people are to Jesus when we share Him authentically with love and grace. 

MAKE THE EFFORT

Reaching out to people takes effort. It requires us to get out of our comfort zone. Inviting people to church is a simple way to make the effort, but we have to be intentional about it. So here is the question: Who are you making the effort with today?

REMEMBER THE SOURCE

We cannot save anyone, only Jesus can do that. We are simply the invitation. When we do our part Jesus will do His. So take the pressure off and simply reach out to someone with an invitation and then follow-up with it. It make take several times, but keep making the effort. 

At My City Church we want to be focused on reaching those that are far away from God. This requires us to see the great need in our city, make the effort, and watch Jesus change people’s lives. Let’s be a people that that love our neighbors be simply extended an invitation to something that could change their lives. 

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INTEREST PARTIES

An Interest Party is just that - a PARTY for people who are interested in the vision of My City Church. There are no big commitments, just food, fun, friends and inspiring vision. Everyone is welcome! 

INTEREST PARTY SCHEDULE

April 30th - Interest Party One

May 21st - Interest Party Two

June 4th - Interest Party Three

June 25th - Interest Party Four

July 16th - Interest Party Five

Grace Zone

 
 
Church planting is a GRACE and if you stay ‘within the sphere of the grace God has given you,’ His favor and blessing will be on your endeavors.
— Brian Houston, Hillsong Church

Church planting is not for the faint of heart. It will challenge every part of your world. There are natural battles and spiritual battles, but in it all God is with you. The key is to stay in your grace zone. We believe My City Church has a grace zone in the city of Omaha, NE. We believe God has called us to build a life-giving church that will reach the lost and hurting in our city. 

At My City Church we will be laser-focused on reaching the lost. People are looking for something, and we believe the answer is Jesus. The reality is that we cannot save anyone, but we can love them. At My City Church we have a simple mission:

My City Church exists… to lift up Jesus in our city by loving people and empowering leaders in every sphere of life. 

That is what we want to do in a big way. We want to create a church where people can encounter the love of Jesus and encounter people who love them like Jesus. We believe that this is our grace zone. We want to:

LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. LEAD IN LIFE. 

With God’s help we are going to build a church that influences Omaha toward Jesus. We are looking for people who believe in this mission to partner with us. We would love for you to pray, give, and build with us in 2017. 

We believe God is with us, and with His help a brand new life-giving church is going to arise in Omaha, NE. We love you and hope that you stop back by the blog to stay in the loop. 

THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

Pastor Jesse & Angela Norman
Lead Pastors | My City Church