Jesus lived a life of uncommon love, and He asks His followers to do the same. In one of His most well-known parables, He gives us a picture of what uncommon love looks like. This story is called, “The Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:30-35). In it, Jesus teaches us that uncommon love should be passionate, personal, practical, generous and free. Passionate love is real and compelling. Personal love gets involved. Practical love is tangible and action-oriented. Generous love is giving and willing to sacrifice. Free love has no strings attached, expecting nothing in return. That type of love is very uncommon in our day. But that is the type of love that we want to be known for and characterized by.
That’s a picture of what we hope for Citylights Church of Long Beach. We hope it will be a place where you can taste the Acts 2 church. We desire to be known, characterized and set-apart by our uncommon love. We believe that a church like this will make a difference in the city for God’s glory.