Willow Creek Community Church holds to a core belief that people matter to God. They matter to us, too. With an understanding that Jesus Christ came to earth to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10), But Jesus went beyond a mere rescue mission; he transformed lives. Jesus came to redeem this broken world, and it is on this core belief that Willow has built its mission statement: to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Christ. Willow is committed to carrying on Christ's mission by reaching out to those who are far from God, coaching those who follow Christ by equipping them for their spiritual journey, and unleashing unprecedented levels of compassion and justice into our broken world. Weekend messages are a key component in reach out to others and encouraging and inspiring them along their spiritual journey.
Some understand that Christ came to free us from our sin, but what we don’t talk about as often is the effects of condemnation. What does it mean that Jesus came in the likeness of man, wearing the likeness of sinful flesh? And what does this intentionality on God’s part have to do with our freedom from condemnation? This week will invite us to look at the ways condemnation has played a role in our stories and to release the power condemnation has had on us in different aspects of our lives.