Connecting with God, each other, and those who don’t know Jesus.
John 17:3– Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Mark 12:30-31 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
Matthew 28:19-20 – 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
Colossians 4:5-6 – Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Continuously embracing ALL of life as worship
1 Corinthians 10:31 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God
Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Corporately Participating in Weekly Worship Gatherings
Acts 2:42 – They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer
Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching
Personally deepening our intimacy with God through personal growth
Romans 15:4 – For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
1 Peter 2:2-3 – Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good
Live what we believe
1 Corinthians 12:27– Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
James 2:21-22 – Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.
Serve those in need
Hebrews 13:16 – And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after widows and orphans in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world