We need to stand together in awe of Christ so that we might live out a new life that only comes through him--that we might shine a bright light and provide a powerful impact on our community, as our neighbors notice a distinct Christlikeness within us.
Within a confusing world that demands our attention, it is important to go back to the basics. The book of 1 John provides a guide to Authentic Christianity. This kind of stripped-down discipleship involves love, obedience, and an acknowledgement that Christ has freed us from the consequences of sin. Authentic Christianity frees us and allows us to love Jesus in a new and profound way.
Through obedience to the Law, Israel experienced restoration and forgiveness. Nehemiah’s wise leadership helped them to overcome opposition. The rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls is very much a story of God, Hope, and Restoration.