Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Peace Chapel Core Values

Here are 11 Core Values that make Peace Chapel unique. These values are non negotiables for those who make up the core of our church.

People matter to God and they matter to us. (John 3:16) says "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Everyone has a purpose (Col 1:16) says “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”

Always ready to help (Rom 12:13) says “Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

Caring for people is important to us (James 1:27) says “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Every member is a minister (2 Cor 5:17-19) says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the” message of reconciliation.

Christ is the head (Col 1:18) says “And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”

Holding each other up (Rom 15:1) says “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.”

Atmosphere of acceptance (Rom 15:7) says “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

Providing for one another (Phil 2:4;) says “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

Titus 3:14 says ” Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.”

Enduring the tough times together (Gal 6:1-2) says “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. 2Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Loving God and Loving People (Luke 10:27) says “'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Does todays preachers lack the passion and conviction of yesterdays preachers?

And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

The great preachers of yesterday ushered in nationwide revival because they preached with passion, purpose and conviction. They preached the gospel.

Does todays preachers lack the passion and conviction of yesterdays preachers?
Listen and see.

Woe to me if I preach not the gospel! 1 Cor 9:16