Jesus commands us to love others, that is, prefer others over ourselves. Loving [preferring] others requires giving people our time. Sometimes preferring others includes confronting and correcting.
Courage is derived from a latin word for heart, so with our whole hearts, we engage in emotionally meaningful conversations with God and others. We embrace vulnerability, transparency, and own our stories. We recognize connection is arguably the most basic human need as it is not good for man to be alone.
Enthusiasm comes from the Greek “en theos” often interpreted as "the Spirit of God within.” So we stop saying “we’re not creative.” Instead we take inspiration from and emulate the Creator of all things who indwells us to add value to the world around us. We bring life to innovative ideas.
God is the source of all things and He is the giver of all good and perfect gifts. Everything is His! So we give without worry of want, knowing He will provide and trusting the measure we use, will be the measure given back to us.
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Because of historical, literary, archeological, and experiential evidence, we hold that the sixty-six books of the Bible are inspired by God, without error, and the final authority on all matters of life.
God is an Eternal and Personal Being and the only true God. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and is present everywhere at all times. He exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Exodus 3:14; Psalm 8:4; John 8:58; John 10:30; John 14:16, 17; Genesis 1:2, 26
Jesus is God's only Son. He was born of the virgin Mary to become a perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind by His death on the cross and presently lives in heaven at the right hand of God. (John 1:1, 14; Hebrews 4:15; 1 John 4:10)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God living in every believer to commune with him, lead him, produce Godly character, impart spiritual gifts, and empower him for service in the local church community. (Acts 1:8; II Corinthians 13:14; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4
Angels are spirit beings created by God for the purpose of serving in His kingdom. Fallen angels are those spirit beings who followed Satan in rebellion against God and presently work for the destruction of God's kingdom. Holy angels are those spirit beings who remained in God's service and presently work for the advancement of God's kingdom. (Hebrews 1:14; John 10:10, 12; Ephesians 6:10-12; Revelation 12:9, 10, 12)
The good news is that Jesus Christ died on the cross as the full sin payment for mankind. After His death, He was placed in a tomb where He remained three days. Jesus was then resurrected to life and presently lives in all believers by His Spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 8:16
Eternal life is God's free gift to anyone who trusts Christ's death on the cross as payment for the sins that separate him from God. (John 3:16; Romans 3:26; Romans 6:23; Romans 5:8; Colossians 2:14)
God's church is expressed on earth through local communities of believers who exist to do whatever it takes to reach unbelievers with the good news of Jesus Christ and help them become fully devoted followers of Christ. (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8)
God created man in His image. Man has a body, soul, and spirit and exists to fellowship with God and govern His creation. (I Thessalonians 5:23; Revelation 3:20; Genesis 1:26)
Jesus will soon physically return to establish His earthly kingdom, reward His faithful followers, and condemn unbelievers to eternal separation from God.