“Please Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

October 23, 2019

Take the City Project LifeHouse Initiatives  Generations of American children watched Fred Rogers begin his program each day on PBS singing this song as he came home, took off his sweater and put on his house shoes from 1968-2001. Mr Rogers programs are credited with teaching radical kindness, acceptance, and empathy to help children deal with the troubled civil unrest and rebellion against the moral, religious and legal values of our society beginning in the 1960-70s. Jesus taught  radical kindness, acceptance, and empathy  during His earthly ministry. Jesus responded to a question from a young Mosaic lawyer of how to inherit eternal life; by reminding him that we are to “Love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (NIV) In response to the Lawyer’s inquiry of “Who is my neighbor?”, Jesus taught the parable of the Good Samaritan going to help, bandage wounds, and carry to an inn for care; a traveler who had been robbed and beaten and left on the side of the road, from Jerusalem to Jericho. This injured man had been ignored by a priest and levite passing by on the other side of the road. Jesus asked the lawyer who had been a neighbor to the injured man and responded to the lawyer’s answer, “the one who had mercy on him”, with an admonition to “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:25-36) Project LifeHouse is a Take the City initiative to bring local churches together with local business leaders in partnerships to help revitalize communities. They accomplish this by...

9/11 United in Prayer

You are invited to join together with others in the Body of Christ in fasting and prayer to cry out for America to turn back to God and to experience a great awakening. This united time of fasting and prayer will take place from August 1st until September 11th. This year marks the 15th year since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and this is a call for Christians to band together to see our nation changed.

The current condition of America is alarming to many and we feel an urgent need to fast and pray together. We have tried everything else and it has not worked so now it is time for us as the Body of Christ to turn to God in fasting and prayer for our nation. Desperate situations call for desperate measures. We are facing a desperate situation and we must come together and seek God if we desire to see our nation change.

Here are 3 Ways you can join in with this critical initiative:

PRAY – Commit to pray for these 40 days for our nation. This can be done in the quietness of your home or you can gather with others from your church or small groups. This commitment is that you will pray at least 1 hour each day for 40 days for our nation.

FAST – Commit to fast for these 40 days as the Lord leads you. Some will fast from eating food, meats, sweets, TV and Entertainment. No matter what God leads you to do make a firm commitment to set aside the things of this world to allow God to purify your own life and to empower you in the place of prayer.

GATHER – Commit to come on Sunday September 11th to our 911 United in Prayer gathering. This will be a powerful time where we will gather together to pray for our nation and for each other. THE TIME AND LOCATION IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED. Please sign up below for updates. 

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