IT’S OUR PRIVILEGE TO GIVE GENEROUSLY. WE SEE IT AS AN HONOR TO BE GENEROUS WITH OUR LOVE, OUR TIME, OUR RESOURCES, OUR TALENTS, AND OUR ENCOURAGEMENT JUST AS GOD HAS BEEN SO GENEROUS WITH US.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Freely you have received; freely give.
Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us — I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.
2 Corinthians 8:7
AUTHENTIC FAITH AND AUTHENTIC FRIENDSHIPS ARE BUILT FROM INTEGRITY. FAITH THAT HAS INTEGRITY IS PERSONAL AND INTEGRATES OUR BELIEFS WITH OUR LIFESTYLE. RELATIONSHIPS ARE BUILT ON TRUST AND INTEGRITY IS A KEY FACTOR IN THAT TRUST. IF WE LIVE WITH INTEGRITY, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS, IF WE DON’T LIVE WITH INTEGRITY NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.
The way of the Lord is a stronghold to those with integrity.
Proverbs 10:29 NLT
He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
Proverbs 2:7 NLT
WE SHOW THE LOVE OF GOD TO PEOPLE IN THE WAY WE HONOR THEM. WE CHOOSE TO SEE THE BEST IN PEOPLE, JUST AS GOD SEES THE BEST IN US. WE CHOOSE TO FORGIVE PEOPLE, JUST AS WE’VE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WE LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO ENCOURAGE THOSE AROUND US.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.
WE ALWAYS GIVE OUR BEST, BECAUSE WHEN GOD CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE, HE GAVE US HIS BEST. EXCELLENCE IS IN OUR SPIRIT. WE’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING ENVIRONMENTS WHERE PEOPLE ENCOUNTER THE LOVE OF GOD AND DISCOVER THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE. WHATEVER WE COMMIT TO, WE DO IT WITH EXCELLENCE.
Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Since you are eager for gifts of the spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:12
WHEN WE LOOK AT THE LIFE OF JESUS, WE SEE HOW HIS COMPASSION MOVED HIM TO ACTION. WE’RE A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE THAT ACCEPTS OTHERS WHEREVER THEY ARE, AND LOOKS FOR WAYS TO SERVE PEOPLE’S PRACTICAL & SPIRITUAL NEEDS. WE HAVE COMPASSION ON PEOPLE, FORGIVE QUICKLY, AND SHOW OTHERS GRACE, JUST AS GOD HAS DONE FOR US.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
MAN IS MADE IN THE SPIRITUAL IMAGE OF GOD, TO BE LIKE HIM IN CHARACTER. HE IS THE SUPREME OBJECT OF GOD’S CREATION. ALTHOUGH MAN HAS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL FOR GOOD, HE IS MARRED BY AN ATTITUDE OF DISOBEDIENCE CALLED “SIN”. THIS ATTITUDE SEPARATES MAN FROM GOD. WE BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS A DESTINY FOR EACH BELIEVER AND THAT HIS PURPOSE FOR US INVOLVES THE ESTABLISHING OF HIS KINGDOM IN OUR LIVES.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD. HE IS CO-EQUAL WITH THE FATHER. JESUS LIVED A SINLESS HUMAN LIFE, AND OFFERED HIMSELF AS THE PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF ALL MEN BY DYING ON A CROSS. HE AROSE FROM THE DEAD AFTER THREE DAYS TO DEMONSTRATE HIS POWER OVER SIN AND DEATH. HE ASCENDED TO HEAVEN’S GLORY, AND WILL RETURN AGAIN TO EARTH TO REIGN AS KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
John 1:1-4, 14
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS EQUAL WITH THE FATHER AND THE SON AS GOD. HE IS PRESENT IN THE WORLD TO MAKE MEN AWARE OF THEIR NEED FOR JESUS CHRIST. HE ALSO LIVES IN EVERY CHRISTIAN FROM THE MOMENT OF SALVATION. HE PROVIDES THE CHRISTIAN WITH POWER FOR LIVING, UNDERSTANDING OF SPIRITUAL TRUTH, AND GUIDANCE IN DOING WHAT IS RIGHT. THE CHRISTIAN SEEKS TO LIVE UNDER HIS CONTROL DAILY. WE BELIEVE THAT THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AN ENDOWMENT OF POWER AVAILABLE TO EVERY BELIEVER SUBSEQUENT TO CONVERSION. WE BELIEVE IN THE PRESENT SUPERNATURAL MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH THE BELIEVERS BY THE MANIFESTATION OF HIS GIFTS.
2 Corinthians 3:17
John 14:16-17, 26
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 12:7-11, 28
Ephesians 1:13, 5:18, 4:7-16
SALVATION IS A GIFT FROM GOD TO MAN. MAN CAN NEVER MAKE UP FOR HIS SIN BY SELF-IMPROVEMENT OR GOOD WORKS. ONLY BY TRUSTING IN JESUS CHRIST AS GOD’S OFFER OF FORGIVENESS CAN MAN BE SAVED FROM SIN’S PENALTY. ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS THE MOMENT ONE RECEIVES JESUS CHRIST INTO HIS LIFE BY CONFESSION OF FAITH IN HIS LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION.
John 14:6, 1:12
MAN WAS CREATED TO EXIST FOREVER. HE WILL EITHER EXIST ETERNALLY SEPARATED FROM GOD BY SIN, OR IN UNION WITH GOD THROUGH FORGIVENESS AND SALVATION. TO BE ETERNALLY SEPARATED FROM GOD IS HELL. TO BE ETERNALLY IN UNION WITH HIM IS ETERNAL LIFE. HEAVEN AND HELL ARE PLACES OF ETERNAL EXISTENCE.
1 John 2:25, 5:11-13
THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD TO ALL MEN. IT WAS WRITTEN BY HUMAN AUTHORS, UNDER THE SUPERNATURAL GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. IT IS THE SUPREME SOURCE OF TRUTH FOR CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AND LIVING. BECAUSE IT IS INSPIRED BY GOD, IT IS TRUTH WITHOUT ANY MIXTURE OF ERROR, RELEVANT TO CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, AND CARRIES POWER TO IMPART FAITH IN LIFE.
2 Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 1:20-21
Psalm 119:105, 160