Lighthouse Christian Fellowship is committed to helping people discover the will of God for their lives. This discovery begins with an introduction to Jesus of Nazareth:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -
even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. - Philippians 2:6-11, 5
The will of God for our lives is simple but not easy. Simply put, we are to be conformed into the likeness of Jesus (Romas 8:29) who is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18) thereby becoming ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18) "as though God were making his appeal through us ... Be reconciled to God!" (2 Corinthians 5:20). Therefore, as Paul writes: "from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view" but as objects of God's love and mercy "because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died" (2 Corinthians 5:16, 14). Consequently, through the cross of Christ we are not only reconciled to God but to each other. For Christ "is our peace, who has ... destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility" (Ephesians 2:14). "His purpose was to create in himself one new man ... thus making peace ... through the cross" (Ephesians 2:15, 16).
An old bumper sticker once read: "Jesus is the answer." These verses from the New Testament indicate why this is true. In a lost and divided world, we will, by the grace of God, proclaim with our lips and demonstrate with our lives that Jesus Christ is our peace. Everything has changed with the coming of Jesus. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)