Our main motto at Commission Church is: “Love Jesus, Learn Jesus, Live Jesus.” This is a simple statement that keeps our vision and purpose in full view as we live out our daily lives.
To love Jesus is a reminder of our salvation. One cannot truly love Jesus unless they have turned from their sin and believed in Him by faith. God’s Word tells us that each of us was born with a broken relationship with God. We were spiritually dead in our sin (Ephesians 2:1) and we were God’s enemies (Romans 5:8-10). But when we turn from our sin and rebellion against God, and we believe in His Son (John 3:16), we are born anew. He resurrects our dead soul to life and we become new creations in Jesus (John 11:25-26; 2Corinthians 5:17).
But salvation does not simply rescue us from hell. When we believe in the Lord Jesus we receive His life (Romans 6:23) and we begin to truly love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength (Luke 10:27; 1John 4:19).
When we love someone dearly, we want to be close with them; we are devoted to them and we long to relate with them. The person that we love is a high priority to us, and we want to please them and add to their joy. Frankly, I hear people say that they love God a lot these days, but when I see their lives unfold, God seems to be a priority for them only on an occasional Sunday morning. But during the other 6 ½ days, there’s not much evidence of Jesus truly being a priority. Far too many professing Christians are disinterested and disengaged from the Bible, and far too of those who claim to be a follower of Jesus actually experience intimacy with Him in regular devoted prayer. Most church-goers think of church as something you “go to” rather than something you “are” (if you’re in Christ).
Our desire is to foster a passion for Jesus. Sound Bible teaching and group discussion, praying with one another throughout the week, fellowshipping with one another throughout the week, reaching out to our lost neighbors/friends with one another throughout the year—these are all things that we try and keep alive in our church body to foster a strong love for the Savior.