What is a Christian community? It is a single functioning Body of Christ. It is thrown together as a stew, which cannot be taken apart. It is a gathered tale, a story in the midst of journey – together. As such it is full of ups and downs, “fruits and nuts.” Therefore, to “high-grade” out who belongs and who doesn’t, is a violation of the One Body of Christ.
In 1995 I sold the value that seeking friends are worth any price. And so Lakeland pays the price of sacrifice. Do we still love our seeking friends? I believe more than ever that the western modern world is on a quest. Will the church explore and answer this quest, or will it devolve into the religion of scribes and Pharisees? Our mission remains: “To build a community of authentic followers of Christ.”
Christian men are lonely, but Christian friends are hard to find...and keep. In this message we share one small step to change all of that!