Video Sermon: “Agree with God and Shine: Your Purpose & Mission in Christ”

The-Churchs-Call-to-Strong-and-Serious-Christian-LivingIf you have been following this website, you may have been wondering, what exactly is Graceway. Are we a church? An online ministry? Or something else all together?

And the answer is this: the vision behind Graceway is for us to become a church!

I do not know the exact time frame for this, yet God has most clearly put it on my heart that this is what His vision is for this ministry, and furthermore He is now leading me to begin to share this, to speak life into the vision.

Currently, we are in very early stages, with “Graceway Fellowship Gatherings” about to start in Los Angeles this summer. And in addition to that, you can expect regular video sermons such as this one today. Also, look out for downloadable audio versions of our messages to be made available shortly.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this website, and I pray—whoever you are, and wherever you may find yourself—that this video message will inspire you, encourage you, challenge you, and invite you to grow in your walk with the Lord. It is my heart for us to realize that God is inviting us all to continuously go deeper in our walk and in our fellowship with Him, yet to never forget that, no matter how deep we go, it is always about serving the people He is leading into our paths every single day. It is about understanding that we, as the Church, are all being called to shine the light of Christ in this world that is in such need of healing and salvation.

So with that said, may you shine your light for Jesus, and may you catch a revelation that He is calling you to fulfill both your purpose and your mission in Him.

Much love and many blessings,

Alex

Regarding No One According To The Flesh (2 Corinthians 5:16)

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.

2 Corinthians 5:16 (ESV)

Just as we regard Jesus not merely according to his human identity, but as the eternal Christ of God made flesh, so too are we being called to no longer regard ourselves, nor anyone else, from merely the worldly perspective. To regard someone according to the flesh means to judge them according to earthly standards, such as their actions, their history, or perhaps their social status. We are being called to not do this. Instead, we are to see ourselves and each other as who we are in Christ; and from this place of vision we are to go forth into the world, looking only for the highest and best in all those whom the Lord brings into our path. Let us pray, therefore, that we may have the eyes of Christ! Let us give abundantly out of the love, grace and mercy we have so richly received.