Welcome to our Church
Happy New Year
It's already 2020, and perhaps you're already tired of the 20/20 puns. We've always been about vision, but our vision is not one for eye charts, glasses, or eye drops. We aim to see through the lens of God and to see what His Vision is for His Church. Please pray with us that we may know Him better and that we might be able to share His Vision with the world around us. While it is not "as bad as it could be," we can all agree that the world in which we live has many problems. God came down to earth in human form not for a birthday party and presents, but to die and then be resurrected and then transform the world through His presence. We are not left alone like orphans, there is still HOPE. God offers us hope in our times of need, but we need to stop looking through human eyes for human solutions. As we've all experienced in life, humans have let us down on more that one occasion. Because of those failed opportunities, our views become quite jaded and we can lose track of seeing things through God's eyes. Our challenge this year is to cast off our lenses and take up His as we search for the hope He has given to us, which has been all around us the whole time.
Some people have asked what a Wesleyan is. You can go to our link below, OR you can see the simplified version here:
A Wesleyan is someone whom has been MADE NEW in Christ and endeavors to live a life that reflects this change. The Old has gone and the New has come (2 Corinthians 5:17). In our endeavors of discovering what this NEW life entails, AKA "Holiness," we find that God's way is the best way. As humans, however, we are constantly battling against our old human nature. If we truly accept that we are Made New, we need to cast off the old ways and embrace the New ways of God. Let us not pretend that this is easy or instantaneous. Our struggle is not against people, but against spiritual forces we weren't even aware existed before being Made New (Ephesians 6:12). Sometimes this appears to come in the form of opposition through people, so we are often distracted from our New self and return to old methods of dealing with people. Even great Heroes of the Faith have struggled with this. So take comfort that you are not alone in the restorative work of grace in your life. If you falter you should not give up, but follow the example of our spiritual predecessors and rise up and claim the promises of God.
Are you MADE NEW?
Are you seeking to live a life that reflects your change (a life of "Holiness")?
"Hearing" the Word of God is not something that "just happens" or comes “easy” for most people. We have come to a point where many of us are acutely aware of what is said all around us by the competing sources and influences. Sometimes we have also become indifferent to taking time to be still and know that He is God. Let us endeavor to seek out God and what He has to say. May we fill our lives with sources that point to God and not with things that distract us. Let us celebrate our birth and our spiritual renewal, but praise God for now and what is to come.
Hope we can see you sometime soon.
Our service times are at 10:30 AM on Sundays.
May this be our heartfelt prayer:
Lord, thank You that You are willing and able to forgive me and help me change my ways if they do not please You.
We are located at:
4455 W. 168th Street
Lawndale, CA 90260
For landmark directions,
We are located across from Green School - near the South Bay Galleria,
one block west of Hawthorne Blvd. on Grevillea Ave. (Enter Parking Lot on Grevillea)
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.