In Matthew 5:16, Jesus said, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” At Biltmore Church, our increasingly numerous LOVE LOUD projects around Western North Carolina are driven by the conviction that saved people will serve people. We serve others because Jesus has served us, by living the life we should have lived and dying the death we deserved to die (Matthew 20:28). The Christmas LOVE LOUD was part of our December Big Give emphasis that helps BBC prioritize the mission of God through projects of service and generosity.
The works of service and compassion don’t replace the verbal preaching of the gospel – it demonstrates it. We demonstrate with our lives what we declare with our mouths. Jesus didn’t just say He loved us – He demonstrated it by laying His life down in our place.