Pastor Fry hard at work improving
the back sidewalk June 2017
We welcomed Pastor George Fry and his wife Janet on March 2, 2014.
or his cell phone: 240-893-6905.
Pastor Fry has regular morning office hours on Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday. He is not in the office on Fridays.
2 Corinthians 5: 17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!
Being a Christian is about more than salvation. As Paul say in in the scripture above, it is about being a new creation – a new person that allows the Holy Spirit burn within them with such power that loving God becomes the only desire we have. This God focused love leads us to love others as Christ loves them. Brennan Manning puts it this way:
“The gospel is absurd and the life of Jesus is meaningless unless we believe that He lived, died, and rose again with but one purpose in mind: to make brand-new creation. Not to make people with better morals but to create a community of prophets and professional lovers, men and women who would surrender to the mystery of the fire of the Spirit that burns within, who would live in ever greater fidelity to the omnipresent Word of God, who would enter into the center of it all, the very heart and mystery of Christ, into the center of the flame that consumes, purifies, and sets everything aglow with peace, joy, boldness, and extravagant, furious love. This, my friend, is what it really means to be a Christian.”
Let’s open ourselves up to be a Christian with “furious love.”