This series brings us into the life of a church in which authentic Christianity was in danger of drifting from the real Jesus and merging various false and strange teachings about how to live with him. Two big themes emerge in this short letter: the Greatness of Jesus and how to live the Christian life. The rising DIY spirituality and increased secularism (living without daily dependence on God) puts us in a similar place. It is always uncomfortable to live out-of-step with the people around us. We have family, friends and neighbors who have a view of the good life, happiness, purpose, sexuality, marriage, immigration, racism, and the like who do not consider God or the Bible. Strong opinions surround us that too often leave us threatened, angry or confused. Fox Valley Church should be marked by a Christ-centered, Christ-exalting, Cross-bearing, Spirit-filled Christianity that is focused on who Jesus really is and live by his teachings.