the Bible is God's message to us,
so we seek to understand and obey its truth.
there is one God who is three persons,
so we yearn to know Him in all of His complexity and beauty.
Jesus is fully God and fully human,
so we rejoice that Christ can be a bridge between us and God.
people, throughout history, have sinned against God,
so we are deeply aware that we too are marked by willful disobedience.
God extends forgiveness to us through Christ,
so we repent and rejoice in our forgiveness.
God offers freedom from sin's grasp,
so we live lives that are pleasing to God.
followers of Jesus must be empowered by the Holy Spirit,
so we expect supernatural power in our daily lives.
that God can heal both the body and the heart,
so we pray with faith and hope.
a mark of surrender to the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues,
so we pray that God would grant us this supernatural gift.
in the Church,
so we live in this community of faith, inviting others to join us.
God gives leaders as gifts to His Church,
so we serve those whom the Lord entrusts to us.
God commands His followers to celebrate communion and baptism,
so we practice these symbolic actions, reflecting on their significance.
Jesus will return and claim His Church,
so we live in expectancy of His coming.
Christ will one day be seen clearly as King on earth,
so we live as citizens of His Kingdom now.
God is the ultimate Judge,
so we live knowing that our choices will echo through eternity.
we will live with God forever,
so we live with hope regardless of our circumstances.