Jesus said the two greatest commands are to 1) love the Lord your God with all your heart, and 2) Love your neighbor as yourself.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with
all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
The Bible is our guidebook. The Bible, being the very word of God, is all sufficient in all aspects of faith and life. For people to grow in holiness and draw close to God their lives will be centered around the truths found in God's word.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking,
correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God
may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy. 3:16-17
We are called to encourage and enable all people towards Christ-centered lives.
"And Jesus Came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on Earth
has been given to me. God therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'" Matthew 28:18-20
Prayer is an essential part of our lives as individuals, families, and the church. It is through prayer that we communicate with God and show our trust in Him as the holy and sovereign God.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6
We seek unity amidst diversity. All believers are one in Christ.
"I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you
agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and
that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought." I Corinthians 1:10
We were created to give glory to God. We all worship; there is no one who doesn't worship. Whether we worship God, ourselves, our stuff or any else in creation we will worship because we are created to worship. We worship God the Creator of the universe because he alone is worthy or our worship.
"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care." Psalm 95:6-7
We, as believers, are called by God to love, serve, and care for others.
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10
We must focus on the core mission of the church. Which is making disciples everywhere. This means taking the good news of Jesus to all people and helping those who have put their trust in Jesus to continue to grow in their faith and relationship with God.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them
to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age.'” Matthew 28:18-20