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"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." ~ Matthew 22: 36-4

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

North Mission Church of Christ is made up of people just like you. We come from all walks of life, from many geographic locations, and with various levels of spiritual growth and development. Our desire is to grow closer to one another and closer to the Lord.

The Mission of North Mission:

Reaching Out and Reaching In to the Glory of God.

Ok, but what does this mean?  Simply put we strive to keep our focus on the glory of God.  To have a relationship with God requires effort.  Paul will tell the Corinthians, “Aim for perfection” in II Corinthians 13:11.  The purpose of target practice is to hit the bullseye with either bullet, arrow, dart, etc.  The bullseye is not struck without effort.  The effort is the aiming process.  The aiming process is to line up sights, adjust for wind, adjust for movement, remembering to breathe, feeling the shot, and then firing.  To aim true requires hard work and dedication.  Even after all the effort of aiming, we can still miss the bullseye.  Do we give up?  No, we readjust, aim again, and take another shot.

Our North Mission Family is a loving group of people who are “aiming for perfection”.  We are making the effort to grow and develop inward as well as outward.  Are we perfect?  Of course not, but we reach inward so we can make the adjustments we need to make so we can continue to aim for the perfection of God.

Our mission, however, would be incomplete if we failed to reach outward.  Jesus was once asked what he thought the greatest commandment was.  Jesus said, “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Matthew 22:37-39.  We could focus all of our attention on our personal relationship with God, but if we did we would fail to love our neighbor.  The world is full of people who love God but don’t have a great love for people.  On the other hand there are a great number of people that love people but don’t have a great love for God.  In order to be the followers of God we need to be we need to be lovers of God and lovers of people. 

At North Mission we seek to reach in for personal development, aiming for perfection, and to increase love, humility, and mercy of our church family.  We also reach out into the world with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Reaching in and reaching out.  Loving God and loving our neighbor.  All of this for the Glory of God.

We look forward to serving you.

Blessings to you all, we are all in this together,

Your Servant,

Jeff