Living on the Edge

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

It’s a dangerous thing when we lose our love for the lost. Not only does this hurting world lose one more witness to the gospel of God’s grace, but we also stunt the growth of our own love for God. It’s beautiful and heart-growing to watch someone receive the love of God for the first time. For me, the experience stokes the fires of my first love, my deep affections for Jesus.

Christ Church wants to live at that edge where divine grace meets a lost and broken world. The place where Christ Church finds that edge is Alpha, a practical introduction to the Christian faith. Everyone is welcome. Do you know someone far from Christ, who you can invite October 12th to dinner and a talk entitled “Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?”?

People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really makes a difference. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course. Listen to these comments from guests who’ve taken the Alpha Course:

Cynthia: I decided to take the Alpha course because I was unsure what it was I believed. I needed something to fill the empty place in my life. I started attending Alpha to seek answers to those basic questions about my faith and who God was.”

Heather: “I was the typical 20 something who had attended church as a child, but once I became an adult I stopped going. When I returned to church I felt like something was missing in my life. The Alpha course helped me understand more about God.”

Gregory: “With almost two years of sobriety under my belt through AA I began to trust a higher power, but I found that I needed more than that. I decided to return to the church after wanting almost nothing to do with God. I honestly thought that because I had strayed so far from God, that perhaps He wanted nothing to do with me.”

For the sake of the lost,
Cliff