Posts tagged localchurch
Vision & Values- Authentic Biblical Community

Let’s get back to God’s original design and function of the local church! His way is always perfect and better than our ways. It is the same with His original intention for the church (Eph 3:10) as it transcends culture, generations, and geography. God’s design for His church is always perfect and better than any model man can come up with in building His church (Matt 16:18).

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- Identity and Knowing Jesus

As we come to know Jesus more, as God, King of the universe, creator and sustainer of everything, and Savior of the world, we find our security and identity in Him (Heb.1:1). Knowing Jesus, gives our lives purpose and identity. We are loved, accepted, called, chosen by Him, not defined by our past, or the things that have happened to us. So instead of asking “Who am I?” our question should be, “Jesus, who are you?”

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- Justification

We have not only been given eternal life through our faith in Jesus, which in itself is more than what we deserve, but our Heavenly Father has also declared us as righteous and justified before all of creation.  Let’s encourage each other to share this amazing Good News and live as people who have been justified from guilt, shame, lies, or condemnation of this world.  Live truly as followers of Jesus, people who are justified, loved, and well-pleased by the One True God!

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The Assurance of Our Salvation- Reconciliation

Take comfort in knowing that God is always with us, through our salvation, because it is in His nature and His character! We have been reconciled with our Living God the moment we repent and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We have become one with the God of the universe just as Jesus is one with the Father (Jn 17:21-23).

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The Assurance of Our Salvation - Intro

Let us all have complete assurance of our Salvation through Jesus! It is because our lives as Christians are dependent upon our understanding of the Salvation we have received through Jesus. The more assurance we have of our position as God’s people, the more we will be able live with conviction and boldness in following God’s word. Therefore, as we live each day with the Assurance of our Salvation, we will freely share the Greatest News Ever to those around us.

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Worship

Man was made for worship, and our lives will be formed and molded by what we consciously or unconsciously choose to worship. When we worship God, it transforms us and causes us to greater reflect His character and His ways.

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The Kingdom-minded Church

The Kingdom of God, which we can only have through Jesus Christ, is worth far more than anything we have possessed or ever will. Let’s not lose sight of our eternal inheritance through keeping our focus on the King and His Kingdom.

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The Significance of the Local Church

Our respective local church family is where God has specifically and intentionally put us for this season. Jesus is building His Church through us serving Him within our local church family. It is where we grow and mature together. We are committing to being part of His plan and serving Jesus when we commit to the local church family and serve Him by bringing forth our time, gifting, and finance.

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Colossians 4

God instructed ALL followers of Jesus Christ, through Paul, to commit ourselves to prayer, to pray that God may open doors for the message of the mystery of Christ, and to pray for us to share it clearly. These instructions are from our Heavenly Father’s desire to communicate with us and for others to know His love for the world.

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Colossians 3:18-25

We are called to live differently as followers of Jesus! This passage provides instructions on the roles and functions for different members within the family. The one over-arching objective is to live for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ regardless of our different roles.

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Colossians 3:5-11

When we focus on the love and goodness of our magnificent God, it will be easier for us to rid ourselves of the “earthly nature”. Having an understanding/revelation of Who Jesus is and His sacrifice for us will give us the strength and courage to put on our “new self”. Thank you Jesus!

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Walking With Jesus Through Disappointment

Sometimes our understanding and expectations of God's plan for our life contradicts our life experience. When our hope is deferred and disappointment sets in, we can be tempted to turn away from Jesus, But, His love will not allow us to become derailed from His call on our lives. He will pursue us and restore us.

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