Love, Truth, Acceptance
Remember, walls shelter and protect; however, these cornerstones cannot be laid on just any foundation. They must be laid on the very foundation of Jesus Christ. Now we will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that these walls could never shake or fall, they are stable because the foundation is solid as it sits on Jesus the Rock!
In order for anyone to experience true change and to come into their God-given purposes, the number one thing needed will be the love of God.
It is only the truth of God’s word that can release you from bondage and set you free. CU is committed to telling God’s people the truth in love!
We will love all people, race, and gender regardless of their spiritual conditions and we will extend the hand of God’s love and grace as He once did for us.
Forgiveness has to be an absolute integrated part of any ministry. CU is committed to first extending forgiveness and then receiving forgiveness.
In order for anyone to receive true change and to come into their God-given purposes, the number one thing needed will be the love of God. Mark 12:29 states “And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: “Love your neighbor as you would yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”
Many people are messed up all over the world because they have never received true love. This leads to rejection and rejection leads to hurt, bitterness, and a wounded spirit. Proverbs 18:14 says that “The human spirit can endure a sick body, but a wounded spirit who can survive?” A wounded spirit can often lead to depression, suicide, addiction, perversion, pride, rebellion and a slew of other sins. The once-abused becomes the abuser. The once-rejected becomes the rejecter.
Love is the key! Many people come from different backgrounds, cultures, and creeds. They may even speak different languages which we cannot understand. They may have different lifestyles and even eat different foods than we do. We probably could name ten thousand differences between the various cultures; however, one thing will always hold true – everyone from a newborn baby to someone 120 years old, no matter what race or background, knows the universal language of love. Everyone can sense when there is love and when there is no love. Even a pet dog or cat knows when they are loved and wanted. CU is committed to always loving and accepting people no matter what their sin, creed or race. After all, it just may be that love that turns an individual to Jesus Christ.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
The truth shall set you free! Very true. In fact, it is the very word of God, but what many don’t realize is that it is only truth spoken with God’s love that will set people free. Truth mixed with our human emotions, human love, human judgment, and human criticism will always be a one-way street that leads straight to rejection! Isn’t it funny how we all forget how stubborn we once were and how patient God was with us and our sins? CU is committed to telling God’s people the truth in love even if the truth is not received at that moment. Sometimes the truth of the word of God can immediately change one’s life but other times the truth will only be received in seed form, and this seed must be cultivated by the Holy Spirit to grow within an individual. We will speak the truth in love without judgment and harsh words.
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Ephesians 4:14-15
Many people walk the earth as literal vagabonds (a wanderer) because they have been rejected by family or this society. Acceptance is a lot more important than most people think it is. We have but to look in the first book of the bible to see that not being accepted literally led to the first recorded murder. The first vagabond in the bible was Cain the son of Adam. Cain was mad at God because God had “accepted” his brother Abel’s sacrifice but God “rejected” Cain’s sacrifice.
This is a true illustration of how powerful rejection without acceptance is, but God gave Cain a choice. He could have easily offered God a better sacrifice to be accepted. “You will be “accepted,” if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, watch out! Sin is crouching at the door eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” Genesis 4:7 Instead, having anger (a sin) from being rejected, Cain chose to kill his brother. He allowed anger to control him instead of subduing and mastering it.
When we are not accepted, then we are rejected. Rejection hurts and often leads to men trying to prove themselves their entire lives. They never feel good enough about their choices and often “wander,” job to job…relationship to relationship looking for acceptance. Women often become promiscuous looking for acceptance from other people and rejection will lead to many other sexual sins of the body. CU is committed to accepting people while rejecting only the sin /demons that keeps them bound. “If another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.” Galatians 6:1. At CU there’s acceptance, love, and hope for the hopeless!
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. John 6:37
Forgiveness has to be an absolute integrated part of any ministry if it is to survive the attacks of the enemy. If God ever had any flaw (and He doesn’t) it is that He chooses to use men who are, absolutely, without a doubt, flawed to display His glory. The word of God says that we are to make allowances for each other’s flaws. Colossians 3:13. If you’re still living on this earth, at some point in time you are going to need forgiveness and should be willing to extend forgiveness.
“And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.” Luke 11:4. This scripture tells us that God will not forgive our sins unless we release and forgive the people who have wronged us. We cannot tell you the countless number of times that we have encountered the deliverance of an individual being hindered because they refused to release a parent, brother or friend through forgiveness. God will only deliver and forgive us if we release those who have offended us in any way.
Many of us have been hurt by apostles, prophets, evangelists, bishops, pastors, among others. And because many of us saw that person as the only representation of God that we knew at the time, it scarred us. The fact of the matter is that we have placed a flawed individual in the place of God. People are going to disappoint you in this life. There is no church any place in the world where you won’t see flaws. CU is committed to first extending forgiveness and then receiving forgiveness.
Make Allowances for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13
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