Core Valeus

Our Core Christian Values

Our virtues are the natural result of practicing what we believe!  If we understand [belief] God is personal (i.e. transcendent & imminent – Psalm 121) then we will worship [practice] God for who He is which results in joy and peace (Psalm 95:1-7) [virtue].  When we practice what we believe, our lives will manifest virtue.


Belief:  What We Need to Know

       Trinity (Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology): the belief that the God of the Bible is the only true God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit  (II Corinthians 13:14)

 

       Salvation by Grace (Soteriology): the belief that a person comes into a right relationship with God and is saved by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ  (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

       Authority of the Bible (Bibliology): the belief that the Bible is the word of God and has the right to command our beliefs and actions (II Timothy 3:16-17)

 

       Personal God  (Transcendence, Immanence, Providence): the belief that God is involved in and cares about our daily lives (Psalm 121)

 

       Identity in Christ  (aspect of Sanctification): the belief that a person is significant because of his or her position as a child of God (John 1:12-13)

 

       Church (Ecclesiology): the belief that the church is God’s primary way to accomplish his purposes on earth today (Ephesians 4:15-16)

 

       Humanity (Anthropology): the belief that all people are loved by God and need Jesus Christ as their Savior (John 3:16)

 

       Compassion (aspect of Ecclesiology): the belief that God Calls Christians to show compassion to those in need (Psalm 82:3-4)

 

       Eternity (Eschatology): the belief that there is a heaven and a hell and that Jesus will return to judge the earth and to establish his eternal kingdom
(John 14:1-4)

 

       Stewardship (aspect of Soteriology): the belief that everything a person owns belongs to God
(1 Timothy 6:17-19)

 

 

Practice:   What We Endeavor to Do

Worship: worshiping God for who he is and what he has done for us (Psalm 95:1-7)

Prayer: praying to God to know him, to lay our requests before him, and to find direction for our daily life (Psalm 66:16-20)

Bible Study: reading the Bible to know God, to hold to the truth, and to find direction for our daily life (Psalm 66:16-20)

Single-Mindedness: focusing on God and his priorities for our life (Hebrews 4:12)

Biblical Community: fellowshipping with other Christians to fulfill God’s purposes in our life, in others’ lives, and in the world  (Acts 2:42- 47)

Spiritual Gifts: using the gifts that God has given us to fulfill God’s purposes (I Corinthians 12:1-31)

Investing Our Time: giving of our time to fulfill God’s purposes (Colossians 3:17)

Investing Our Money & Possessions: giving of our money & possessions to fulfill God’s purposes (II Corinthians 8:7)

 Investing Our Faith: giving of our faith to fulfill God’s purposes (Ephesians 6:19-20)

 Investing Our Life: giving of our life to fulfill God’s purposes (Romans 12:1-2)



Virtue: What We Expect to Be

Joyful:  Having inner contentment and purpose in spite of our circumstances. (John 15:11)

Peaceful:  Being free from anxiety because things are right between God and me, and between me and others. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Faithful:  Being faithful to fulfill God’s will for our life. (Proverbs 3:3-4)

Self-Controlled:  Having the power to control ourselves. (I Thessalonians 5:6)

Loving:  Unconditionally loving others. (I John 4:10-12)

Patient:  Being patient with others. (Proverbs 14:29)

 Kind/Good:  Choosing to consistently do the right thing in our relationships with others. 
(I Thessalonians 5:15)


Gentle:  Being thoughtful, considerate and calm as we deal with others. (Philippians 4:5)

Humble:  Choosing to esteem others above ourselves. (Philippians 2:3-4)

Hopeful:  Coping with the hardships of life and death because of the hope we have in Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 6:17-20)



 
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