We are a family of God’s people in Christ.
At Lebanon Reformed Church we are Christians that believe:
- God is actively and lovingly working in this world and in lives to ultimately and fully redeem His Creation;
- Jesus Christ is the only son of God who died on the cross for us, was resurrected and offers all of us eternal life, and He is the Head of the Church;
- Salvation and Grace through Christ are not earned; they are freely given through faith in Christ;
- Scripture is the Word of God and is our authority on earth;
- The Holy Spirit empowers churches and Christians to grow closer to Christ and to minister to the world;
- The Church was created and is sustained by the Holy Spirit;
- We are a covenant people with God through Christ;
- Churches are called to minister not only to their congregations but also their communities;
- Every Christian is endowed with Spiritual Gifts to love and serve (Christ) one another and the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, Matthew 25:35
I can’t recall a time where these works from our Lord Jesus have ever been more directed to followers of Christ. Last Thursday I was in the company of many frightened “strangers” who live and work in our communities. They were frightened because of the confusing immigration policy that has been coming out of Washington. They are frightened to go to work, send their children to school, and walk to attend worship on a Sunday. The event was to inform them of the rights that they have under the Constitution of the United States….information that is not forthcoming from our leaders.
You may know of someone too who may be a “stranger” in the land. If you do, direct them to the Immigrant Legal Resource Centerwww.ilrc.org. There they will find resources and contact information to help them to navigate these tumultuous times. Or they can stop by the church during my office hours and pick up copies of the handouts from last Thursday.
Above all, please pray for our sisters and brothers that they feel the love of Christ from those who support them.
Mercy, Peace, Justice,