“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” —Hebrews 12:2
The Headship of Christ—Colossians 1:18
Christ is also the head of the church, which is the body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. (Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 5:23, Colossians 2:10)
The Authority of Scripture—2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
The Equipping Church—Ephesians 4:11-13
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (1 Corinthians 14:23, Romans 8:7-9)
The Proclaiming Church—Mark 16:15
And then he toldthem, “Go into all the world. (Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 5:23, Colossians 2:10)
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Lamentations 3:18-25 New International Version (NIV)
and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”
the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
21 Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
to the one who seeks him;
Special thanks to EMCC Regional Minister Joel Zantingh for braving the snow and sharing with us on Sunday morning.
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