We live in a manner to enter the Kingdom of God being of one mind walking in unity with the brethren knowing that Kingdom is not material but spiritual fulfillment through the Holy Spirit.
Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 4:20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:50; Philippians 2:1-3; Hebrews 12:28
Worship is important because it’s our expression of God’s importance to us. It’s no secret but a lifestyle. God sees us and He feels our sincerity. He wants us to worship him in Spirit and in Truth. Through worship, we are able to invoke the presence of God both individually and corporately. In His presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore. We need the presence of God that will allow us to access His Spirit and power to accomplish every great work on our path to fulfill His PURPOSE. We don’t just set aside a time to enter the presence of God but we submit ourselves in a lifestyle of worship, by living holy, being obedient, giving homage to God, and by freely given of our resources from our hearts understanding that nothing we have is of our own accord and this is the appropriate response to such a loving Father/Creator.
John 4:23-24; Psalm 24:1-2; Psalm 29:1-2; James 1:17-18; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Romans 12:1; 2 Peter 1:15-16
Prayer is essential because it gives us a direct line of communication with God. He gives us direction and instruction through prayer and His word. God wants to hear from us, and through prayer, He listens. We believe and expect our circumstances to line up with the will of God for our lives when we pray. When we pray, faith is activated. An invitation is granted to every believer to communicate (pray) continually with our Heavenly Father through Jesus, with the basis of knowing that communication is necessary in every relationship for oneness and fruitfulness. Therefore, we are purposeful in our relation with God while knowing that prayer changes things.
Hebrews 4:16; Mark 1:35; James 5:16; Romans 12:11-13; Ephesians 6:8; Philippians 4:6
We are intentional in approaching others in the spirit of love sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with all who are welcoming. We share our faith and tell nonbelievers about the wonderful changes Jesus Christ has made in our lives. No matter what our maturity level in the Christian life, we have something to offer. A Christian disciple is a person who accepts and assists in the spreading of the good news of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 5:8
Jesus Christ prayed for unity. Near the very end of Jesus’ life, He prayed to the Father regarding those he would leave behind. He prayed that His Apostles may be One as He and the Father are One. He also prayed for those that would believe in Christ that they might all be one as He and the Father are One. Just before He is to die on the cross, Jesus prays for the unity of believers. Division is not God’s will.
John 17:11, 16-21
We respect and honor our laborers. “We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.”
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
Giving is a great opportunity to show appreciation to God for His goodness and grace that He bestows upon mankind. Therefore, we give willingly with enthusiasm knowing that giving advances the work of the Kingdom so that others one day may also partake in this great gift of salvation.
1 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 8:7-9; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Ephesians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 9:10; Matthew 6:33