Once a teacher of the law came to Jesus and asked the question, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" Jesus’ response reflects the heart of Israel’s relationship with God, "The most important one is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'” This is a command that called them to respond to God’s love with love. It defined a relationship with God by intimacy, trust, a desire to know Him and openness to Him.
Bethany seeks to be a community of followers of Jesus who live out this command. We want to foster a deep love for God in those who worship here. This desire is certainly embodied in our worship services, but it goes beyond that. We desire this love to permeate every area of our lives; what we think, feel, know and do.