Founding Our Faith

As I spoke on Sunday I was not able to expand on the idea of Founding our Faith as much as I would have liked to, so I will do that here!

What is a foundry:

A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal into a mold, and removing the mold material after the metal has solidified as it cools.

That is a lot like Christ in that he takes our raw un-saved selves, and upon the in-pouring of his Holy Spirit, melts down our sinful selves and pours our raw selves into the mold of his character - his like-ness.

At that point, our lives are at the beginnings of being founded in Christ. Now, just like that raw metal that is cast into a shape, it needs to be worked with, worked on and worked into the final shape - so do we!

That is where the founding in 4 directions takes shape in our lives. 

If you will remember those directions, they were:

UPWARD - Loving and worshipping ONE Lord with all or our;

Heart - Loving God through your unique calling

Soul - Loving God with our eternal future

Mind - Loving God in and with all of our thoughts

Strength - Love God with your whole body

Key Scripture is Mark 12:28-30

OUTWARD - Loving our neighbors as ourselves;

Story - understanding how you and your neighbor’s story fits into God’s grand narrative

Search - finding people of peace

Serve - give hospitality

Strengthen - meet the needs

Share - tell about the Good News

Send - empower more disciples

Key Scripture is Mark 12:31

INWARD - Loving one another through;

Devotion - Give your time, talent and treasure

Learning - Grow in knowledge of God and His word

Fellowship - Gather with others

Eating - Graze with new friends

Prayer - Get on your knees

Giving/Sharing - Generosity is your new livelyhood

Key Scripture is Acts 2:42-45

ONWARD - Loving Mission to the ends of the earth;

Go - get moving

Make - do something

Baptize - Display your faith

Teach - tell them and do it

Key Scripture is Matthew 28:18-20

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Remember - being founded in your faith takes commitment, dedication and discipline. That is why we are called Disciples - people who are under the discipline of Jesus. Practice your discipline; tell others; demonstrate your discipline and above all, love God and one another. People learn by Hearing, Observing and Practicing. Help spread the vision of Christ Community Church and the Kingdom of God through living our the second part of our vision pathway - living UPWARD, OUTWARD, INWARD AND ONWARD.


Pastor Rick Bambrick

Rick has been in ministry for over 22 years with the majority of that time in volunteer positions serving the local church with a passion for sharing the Gospel. His greatest desire is to see people meet the living Jesus, take the life changing steps toward living the life Jesus has called them into. Rick will be celebrating 30 years of marriage to his bride, Dawn in 2019. Together they raised two amazing children whom are both married and serve Jesus in the local church as well. Rick currently serves Christ Community Church, the church he came to faith in, as the Co-Lead Pastor.