Like you, we daily need wisdom and love beyond our own capacities. Because of this we have found it important to set aside a few hours each week to worship God and learn from His Word. The source of our love, joy, and wisdom is centered in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.      Attending church is not the same as having a relationship with God. Our desire is that you would have that relationship with Jesus Christ. The Bible says “this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).      Because of sin we are faced with death. The Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23). But there is good news. The Bible also says, “…but the gift of God is eternal life.” (Romans 6:23). To have this abundant life you must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).      All the benefits we enjoy are based on our commitment to Jesus Christ and the Word of God. When you commit your life to Christ as Savior, you come into a special relationship with God that enables you to face life’s problems and bear them with His aid and the help of his people. Jesus Christ said “I have come that they may have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b).      Another source of joy is the support that other Christians give. What encouragement comes from being with people from a variety of backgrounds and interests who care about each other! It is a comfort to recieve encouragement and help from friends in time of need.