Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Pastor: Adam Mabry
Worship Times: 9:25 & 11:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Fast Facts: This has been a tragic week for the city of Boston. Please pray for this church and other churches in Boston as they minister to their communities in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt. Pastor Mabry penned these words on his blog about the events of the week:
So as the smoke clears, what’s the church’s move? Walking through downtown I found myself asking, “Lord, show me what you want us to do.” I walked. I wondered. After some waiting, a thought occurred. Perhaps it was memory, perhaps divine guidance. I’m not skilled enough to parse between the two. But the thought came as though God himself were saying, “I’ve already told you what to do. Go.” I knew what that meant. For the Christian, “go” is a very meaningful word. “Go” is the standing order that Jesus himself gave to the church which, until he returns, is in effect. We’re to go to the hurting, empty streets. We’re to go to the aching who can’t make it better.
Going, by the way, doesn’t mean simply showing up with water, blankets, and medicine. I mean, this is Boston. The best hospitals in the universe are here. It’s a world-class city. The people don’t lack for much, materially speaking. So when we go, what—or more accurately, who—do we bring? Well, put simply, Jesus. The city doesn’t need my stuff, they need my savior.
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