We Celebrate Jesus

In the early years of Christian faith, before Christianity was normalized by the government of Constantine, the followers of Jesus gathered far less formally, in homes around an ordinary community meal.  We believe that when Jesus asked us to remember him in the taking of bread and wine, he did not intend to institute a ritual, but was saying, “Every time you gather and enjoy a meal together – as you break your bread and as you pour out your wine – remember my body broken for you, and remember my blood poured out for you. Celebrate me every time you gather and eat!”

Emulating the early days of Christianity and seeking to honor Jesus’ original intent, we place a high value on gathering for a family meal in homes. Our meals always begin with the breaking of bread, and, before we separate at the end of the evening, we close our gathering with a glass of wine or grape juice, a toast to the victorious work of Jesus on our behalf.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit mercy, then it isn’t mercy.

Tim Keller

By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The difference between humanity and all the rest of creation is that men and woman were made to relate directly with God.

Francis A. Schaeffer

Genuine spiritual knowledge lies in the union of the believer’s life with the truth of God.

Watchman Nee

Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.

Luke 22:42

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