The phrase, “I hate religion but I love Jesus,” has become an often-used sentiment in our generation due to the lack of Holy Spirit-inspiration in our churches. The sentiment is understandable with “religiosity” creeping in and stifling passion, liberty, grace, hope, and love in a world hungry for Jesus. The fact of the matter is that people have been hurt by religion and seen religion used for evil, but it’s not the same religion that God created. The religion that God created – the same one that Jesus practices while He was on the earth – was one that includes but one single commandment: To love God with all our hearts and to love others as much as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:37). James expounded more on what that command means when he told us that we should take everything that we saw Jesus do and live it out in our daily lives, to live pure and holy set apart for God, and to be doers and not only hearers of the Word of God (James 1:21-26). He summed things up by saying that the purest form of religion in the sight of God is to go care for orphans and widows and keep ourselves holy (James 1:27).
That’s where this little pursuit campaign comes in.
We’re called to be a religious people that loves our God and loves those around us. So that’s what we’re gonna do.
Pure Religion is designed to support orphans, foster kids, underprivileged kids, widows, the elderly, the physically handicapped, the financially struggling, the homeless, those in need, those who are hurting, single parents, and anyone else who needs to see the love of Jesus, through financial blessing and/or volunteer service work.
We want to do this by putting together volunteer teams with team leaders who can financially support, spread awareness about need, and/or go perform light service work as needs arise in their communities. As these needs arise, people can email and facebook us or team members directly so that these teams can go into action and spread the love of Jesus by loving those in need by being doers of the Word.
Some of the projects we’ve already supported to bless others include sending a missions team to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2009, sending a relief team to the tornado ravaged Southeast, housing parents in a hospital near the hospital while their newborn received additional care far from home, feeding and ministering to the homeless, etc. This kind of support blesses lives and spreads the Gospel in a way that is needed and tangible to those around us, and it fulfills the Law of Christ (Galations 6:2).
So, if you think you’d like to be involved in raising awareness, supporting financially, being a team leader, being a team member, or you want to let us know about someone in need that we could serve, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org