Loving Jesus & Loving Others
The Great Commandment
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
The Great Commission
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
The church is the people and the Gathering is church on the beach. We are a church without walls and everyone is invited. As a body of Christ we gather together for fellowship and worship of God using our spiritual gifts to build each other up in our relationship with Jesus and each other.
1 Peter 4:10
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
C.S. Lewis says “to love at all is to be vulnerable” and we embrace this way of life at the Gathering. We don’t need to pretend we are perfect because we are not, but Jesus is and His grace is all we need. Through sharing our highs and lows we relate to and support each other as we live in authentic community.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
We are all sinful
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
We deserve hell because of our sin
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
We must be born again to be saved
"In reply Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again’”
Jesus is the only way of salvation
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’”
How to accept Jesus as your savior
"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, 'Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame'"
Jesus brings purpose to your life
2 Corinthians 5:15
"And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again”
We believe that the Holy Bible, the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, is the complete written Word of God and is preserved for us through the Holy Spirit for our salvation and instruction. We believe that the Bible is our only authentic and infallible source of God’s revelation to us, and that it is the only inerrant and completely adequate source and norm of Christian doctrine and life.
We accept the Apostle’s Creed, the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, and Luther’s Small Catechism as true expressions of Christian faith and life, to which all teaching, preaching, and practice in our congregation will conform.
The Waikiki Beach Gathering is a member of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
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