Transcendence: Our relationship to God Almighty
calling is that God who gives endurance and encouragement will
give us a spirit of unity and love, as we follow Christ Jesus,
so that with one heart and mouth we may glorify and enjoy the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Above all, we desire to bring glory to God and to be obedient
to our Lord Jesus Christ as we fulfill our part in Christ's
Kingdom. We long to be one with our Father, our Redeemer and
with each other bound by love, giving and receiving in
fellowship as Christ has loved us and given his live for us.
Our Authority and Head
Christ is our Lord and King. His written word is our final
authority. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given
to Christ whom God appointed to be head over everything for
the church, which is his body.
Isaiah 9.6-7, Psalm 2.6, Matthew 21.5, 28.18, Isaiah 52.13-15,
Acts 7.55-56, Ephesians 1.22-23.
do not carry out our mandate on our own authority or in our
own power. This comes only from Jesus Christ himself. We
function as his body under his headship in the power of his
Spirit and in obedience to him. It is our great desire to see
him lifted up and exalted as Lord and King.
are the family of God, his dearly loved children. We are the
kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, his body and his bride.
3.15, 5.1, Matthew 13.47, Ephesians 1.22-23, 5.23, 27, 32
has given us our identity. We are his dearly loved children,
chosen members of his family and co-heirs with his Son Jesus
Christ. We are fully united to Christ as his body. We are the
bride of Christ who loves us so much that he gave himself up
for us to make us holy, cleansing us to present us to himself
as a radiant church. We are the
who has been entrusted to take the gospel to all nations
expanding his kingdom. This identity transforms us into people
who have a purpose, a future, a hope and profound security in