Making a Difference : Our Call to Offer Hope
Pastors Tom Grieb and Ashlee Adkins continue our "Making a Difference" series based on the visions and values of Saint John.
Offering hope is an integral part of the vision of our church. When we speak about offering hope, we mean sharing the good news that is ours in Jesus Christ. That news makes a supreme difference in the lives of those who accept it. In a sometimes seemingly hopeless world, it is good to know there is hope in Christ.
We should find ourselves prepared at every turn to share that hope. That is best done with gentleness, respect, patience, and good instruction. It is also best shared in relationship. Jesus was all about relationship and the things he shared were best received in relationship. It comes to us to do as Jesus did—to be in relationship with others, seeking to offer the grand hope he came to share.