THE CHURCH I SEE

By

Pastor Daryl Yamada



I SEE A CHURCH WHERE PEOPLE ENCOUNTER AND EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF JESUS:



  • Where God's love is the driving force and motivation for everything that we do
  • A place where "we love because He first loved us"



I SEE A CHURCH WHERE EVERYONE EXPERIENCES AND GROWS IN THEIR LOVE FOR GOD AND IN THEIR LOVE FOR OTHERS:



  • A church where relationships are a priority because we value one another as people who are created in the image of God
  • A place where people feel they are a part of a family and a place they can call home



I SEE A CHURCH WHERE PEOPLE FIND THEIR IDENTITY IN CHRIST AND DISCOVER THEIR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE AND DESTINY:



  • A place where every person learns and knows that they are uniquely created and gifted by God and that He placed them on this earth for a plan and purpose



I SEE A CHURCH WHERE EVERY FAMILY MEMBER THRIVES BECAUSE OF THE LOVE THAT FLOWS THROUGH THE FAMILY:



  • Where our families will impact society because the world will stand up and take notice of the strength of our marriages and the quality of our children
  • Where husbands and wives love, honor, respect and sacrifice for each other and become living examples of Christ and His bride, the Church
  • Where the vows that they shared on their wedding day are just as strong and real 50 years later
  • Where children are nurtured in a loving environment to reach their fullest potential and become everything that God designed and called them to do


I SEE A CHURCH WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD FLOWS FREELY IN THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE: 

  • Where the presence and power of God is a part of our everyday lives, and lives are changed because they have experienced God in a real and personal way
  • Where God is not just someone that we "talk about" but is someone who is intimately involved in our personal lives because He loves and cares for us       


 

I SEE A CHURCH WHERE PEOPLE ARE EQUIPPED TO GO OUT INTO THE WORLD TO DISCIPLE NATIONS:



  • Where they will impact and transform every area of society because of the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells in them
  • Where they will leave a lasting legacy in their families, communities and work places because that is God's will and desire for their lives