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Kingdom

Our vision is to make disciples who make disciples and together advance the Kingdom to our neighbors and the nations. The Kingdom is any place where God rules or reigns. Genesis 12:1-3 The LORD said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2  I will make you into a great nation,I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. l 3 …

Holiness

Holy means unique, set apart, different As image bearers of God we are unique from everything else God created 1 Peter 1:13-16 Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in…

Heaven on Earth

God’s plan includes a perfect place with a unique relationship between God and mankind. We see that plan at beginning of the bible. ​Genesis 1:1 ​In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. …and the end ​Revelation 21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea no longer existed. 2 I also saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of…

Atonement

Covenant was God’s promise. Atonement was God’s action Atonement is the central message of the Bible Atonement is necessary because of sin Atonement is accomplished through the substitutionary death of Jesus. (He took our place) Atonement means to cover or to cleanse 4 symbolisms from Day of Atonement First goat – represents Jesus being the one sacrificed for the sins of all Second goat – represents our being given life and forgiveness of sins. Bull – represents that no one is exempt from the need of forgiveness Burning of sacrifice – represents God’s power to utterly destroy sin

Covenants

Luke 22:14-18 Covenant – An unchangeable legal agreement between God and man that stipulates the condition of the agreement. – W. Gruden A covenant relationship is a partnership. God makes a promise. Humans make a commitment. 4 Old Testament Covenants Covenant with Noah Genesis 9:11 Covenant with Abraham Genesis 12:1-3 Covenant with Israel Exodus 19:3-6 Covenant with David 2 Samuel 7:12-13 Jeremiah 31:31 God continually pursues mankind regardless of our choices. God relies on Himself to fulfill His promise. God’s…

Image of God

Colossians 1:15  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. In ancient bible times Kings often referred to themselves as the Image of God They claimed to be God. They told people what to do. They ordered things to be made. They defined good and evil. Exodus 20:4 Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the…