As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! - Joshua 24.15
A LIFE house prayerfully commits to these four things as both a goal and a lifestyle...
... God by loving one another.
Love your God. Mt 22.37
Love one another. Jn 13.34
is patient, kind, rejoices with truth, keeps no records of wrongs, not easily angered, not proud, not rude, not envious, not boastful, not delighting in evil, always hopes, trusts, & perseveres! 1 Cor 13
... in neighbors.
Love your neighbor. Mt 22.39
Each of you should please your neighbors for their good, to build them up. Rm 15.2
Put off falsehood & speak truth to your neighbor Ep 4.25
... real quick within your home.
Forgive so you will be forgiven. Mt 6.14
Forgive as you have been forgiven. Col 3.13
... one another daily.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hb3.13
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hb 10.24-25
In order to give eternal LIFE to someone else, we all need to experience that eternal/abundant LIFE that Jesus spoke about. We all need reminders as to what the LIFE of Christ lived out in our homes practically looks like. If we are daily hearing from God through His Word and moment-by-moment praying to Him, our lives should reflect His glorious intentions for us. This acronym serves as a simple outline of what we can expect to happen in our homes if we are hearing from God and doing what He says.
We pray that every household within the metroChurch faith community will commit to...
- ...becoming a LIFE House and
- ...praying the Spirit of God would raise up a LIFE House on every block in Cleveland.