The scriptural basis for the development of FBCI's Core Values ...Cont'd
1) Christ is our Foundation/Rock:
- the truth we stand on
1 Timothy 3:14-15 NLT:
14 I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon, 15 so that if I am delayed, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth.
Matthew 16:13-18 NLT:
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” 15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.
2) Christ is our Purpose:
- we were made to glorify Him.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NLT:
14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
Romans 11:36 NIV: “For from him and through him and for him are all things, to him be the glory forever! Amen.
3) Christ the Eternal Hope:
-… this life is not all there is…
Titus 2:11-13 NIV:
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
A Christ-Centred Life Understands: -|- Christ is our Foundation -|- Christ is our Purpose -|- Christ is our Eternal Hope -|-