We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayer. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. “
1 Thessalonians 1:1-3
According to this scripture, the church should be a group of people who live by faith, work by love, and endure by hope.
ØWe exist by God’s grace, in response to His call, and for His pleasure
ØGod is love so His love should be the context and content of who we are and all we do
ØJesus came to seek and to save the lost, we need to follow His example as we go and make disciples of all nations
ØWe live in, through, and by the Holy Spirit, our methods, programs, and structures need to be submitted to Him
ØThe word was made flesh in Jesus, as His followers we need to have the Word made flesh in our own lives in ways that are relevant to our time, so that by any means possible Jesus would be made known and people would come to know Him
We hope you are experiencing all the good things God has prepared for you.