Hewitt Community Church is a family of people who have chosen to follow, to the best of their ability, the great commandment laid out by Jesus Christ in Matthew 22:37-39:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We have chosen to follow these commandments for two reasons. First we recognize the significance of the word “command”. A command is not a suggestion. One either obeys a command or they do not. As followers of Christ, we choose to obey His commands; therefore, loving God and loving people is more than just a choice – it is an intregal part of our lifestyle. Secondly we follow these commandments because of what else Jesus says about them in Matthew 22:40:
“All the Law and all the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
With this statement, Jesus is saying that every word in scripture is relevant to these two commandments. They are the cords which bind scripture together. Likewise they bind us together as a family. The person who decides to follow Christ today is just as important and respected as the person who has been following Christ for years because loving God and loving people requires no special skill – everyone can do it.
If you should choose to visit Hewitt Community Church, you will not find a group of perfect people – far from it, but you will find a friendly, family atmosphere of love and acceptance.