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Hope, Help, and Home--#2

by Robert J. Young
©, 2002, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

If the church is to touch a world plagued by alienation, impersonal relationships, loneliness, isolation, and hostility, we must model what it means to be "church." We must point people to Christ as the only way to reconciliation with God, and offer Bible teaching, preaching, and opportunities for service and growth that will help Christians serve God faithfully. But our world first will demand to know if we are a community of belonging. The gospel calls individuals out of loneliness into caring, supportive relationships with others. So must we!

Consider our title. Think with me for a moment. How can we effectively reach out with the message of Jesus Christ? Every person needs three homes:

These "homes" suggest that people need three families. These three concepts also focus the task of the church in our society.

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