To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We are a church where people are changed by Jesus and bring others to be changed by Him as well.
1. We are a church that shares the gospel (help others find new life in Jesus)
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10
2. We are a church that loves (love God and love people)
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘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 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew. 22:34-40
3. We are a church that serves (embrace the role of a servant)
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
4. We are a church that yields (to the Holy Spirit who empowers us and the Word of God that guides us)
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him,
for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2nd Timothy 3:16
5. We are a church that gives (God wants our hearts)
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2nd Corinthians 9:7