This important new message series introduces us to the cultural frame shift happening in North America which we need to understand more, in order to respond with more openness to our neighbours. To read more about the unique and exciting initiative that we, at Westheights Church, are supporting in light of this new understanding, click here.
GOD IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Message by Bill Johnston – January 14, 2018
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE AIMING AT
Matthew 28:18-20 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.”
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
IN A NUTSHELL
“Go and make disciples, be my witnesses, tell people about me everywhere, but begin right where you are in your neighbourhood.”
NONES – Those who when asked of their religious affiliation on a census form would check the box marked “No Religious Affiliation”
DONES – Those who have left the church; they are Done with church
SPIRITUAL BUT NOT RELIGIOUS – Self explanatory
SPIRITUALLY CURIOUS – Those who are hungry for spiritual reality but have zero interest in religion, organized or otherwise
Matthew 22:39 Jesus: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Click here for Stats Canada charts that Pastor Bill referenced