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What Is LESS?

If we’re going to live our lives all in for Jesus we’ll have to be LESS so that Jesus can be more. Just as John the Baptist said in John 3:30 (NRSV), “He must become greater, I must become less.” We become LESS when we commit ourselves to Love, Encourage, Share, and Serve. I think of it like this house. The roof covers everything with the love of God. God’s love for us and our love for God, is what motivates everything we do. It is my prayer that this is true in my life, in your life, and in the life of BGCC. Under that roof is the family of God. This family gathers every week for worship and in community groups to encourage each other to live all in for God. We believe that a life lived all in for God is powerful and eternal, and so we want to help each other live that kind of life. We don’t gather in the house to keep this awesome life a secret! We want to invite other people into this life. We leave our house to go out and meet others who need God’s love! Not everyone can

This Year Go All In!

We’ve all been there. We were tired, wore out, had enough, and said, “I think I’m just going to do enough to get by.” It might have been enough to get by, but it wasn't anything to be proud of or share.  I’ve never met anyone who said, “You know what I didn’t really try or put any effort into this, but I’m super proud of my half-hearted attempt.” Half-hearted effort never accomplished excellence. Half-hearted commitment never built a great marriage. Half-hearted devotion never created a deep relationship with God. As I think about how God relates to people I see that he often meets us not in our excellence or perfection but in our wholehearted commitment. I think this is what we call faith. Faithfully living our lives for God. Sunday we started a series titled "All In" and it's about going all in for Jesus this year. Our lives are best lived with wholehearted commitment. Jesus calls us to total commitment. Jesus’ very life was lived all in for God. Whether Jesu