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This is Us – Bringing our Best

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In this message, "This is Us - Bringing our Best," we explore another core value that can shape our church community. It emphasizes the significance of embracing values like compassion, forgiveness, and love, inspired by Christ's teachings. The message candidly discusses the struggle with the concept of giving one's best, often rooted in personal insecurities. However, it highlights the transformative power of Christ's sacrifice, which enables believers to live with humility and unity, even amidst differing beliefs on non-essential matters. The message encourages you to concentrate on essential Christian beliefs, embrace genuine disagreements, and respect diverse perspectives while maintaining love and understanding within the faith community.

Three areas to bring our best

Killing sin

Clothing in Christ’s character

Keeping the Unity of the Spirit

About The Series

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. –

Colossians 2:6-7

What’s important to us? It’s a simple question with profound consequences for how we live out our faith as a community of God’s people.  It’s a question that gets to the heart of our values: things that motivate us and guide our decisions. Values help us live with direction and purpose – like a guiding compass. Whatever happens in our lives, our values can show us the way forward, and help us make better choices.

Living in line with our values, we will tend to be happier, more confident, more fulfilled and more influential.  If there is a mismatch in not living out what we say is important, we will be unhappy, less confident, unfulfilled and less influential.

As a church, we have seven core values –

We are moving towards maturity – We have made an intentional decision to grow up in Christ

We are saved to serve – We are God’s servants doing what He has equipped us to do and watching Him make the difference.

We are passionate about people – Lost people matter to God so they must matter to us

We are committed to community – We do life together building a loving community

We are forgiven to forgive – We will share radical grace with others in the same uncompromising way we have received it from Christ.

We are given to generosity – We will lead the way with irrational generosity

We are bringing our best – We want to excel in all that we do so that we honour God

Resources

Read Colossians 3:17

What things do you need to start doing in Jesus’ name?

Read Ephesians 4:1-6

Why is it so important to be united?

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