September 27, 2015 | Jim Ramsak
"The final part of our statement of vision is laden with significance: We clearly are being called to 'be awakened to share the Gospel'. The gospel is first of all to be lived in all of our lives on a daily basis so that others can see that we have been radically transformed for the service of God. But secondly, we are called to share this radical transformation with others not only in how we live, but by giving reasons for why we live this way. Paul, Peter, and John - and all the other New Testament writers - were eagerly open to declare that they had a life transforming experience with Jesus. As a result, their view on life and its significance was forever changed. Can that be said of us?"