To the Praise of God’s Glory

In Excellence

1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.”

1 Corinthians 14:12, “Since you are eager for spiritual gifts, let it be for the building up of the church that you seek to excel.”

Philippians 1:9-11, “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

In Faithfulness

1 Corinthians 4:2, “…it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”

. . . to the Word of God

2 Timothy 4:2-4, “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

. . . to the Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20, “Go 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 things that I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

. . . to Prayer

Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”

. . . to Assembly

Hebrews 10:24,25, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

. . . to Our Service

Matthew 25:21, “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord’.”

. . . to Give

2 Corinthians 9:6-7, “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

In Compassion

2 Corinthians 5:14, “For the Love of Christ constrains us…”

. . . for Each Other

John 13:35, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

. . . for Our Community in Personal Evangelism

1 Peter 3:15, “Always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.”

. . . for Our World through Missions

Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

In Unity

Psalm 133:1-3, “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing – life forevermore.”

. . . One in Spirit

Ephesians 4:3-6, “Bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all , who is above all, and through all, and in you all,”

. . . One in Worship

Psalm 116:1-19, “I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows to the Lord now in the presence of all His people, in the courts of the Lord’s house.”

. . . One in Service

Philippians 1:27, “…striving together for the faith of the gospel.”

Ephesians 4:13, “Till we all come to the unity of the faith.”