REVISITING THE VISION
To build a Christ-centered community of believers focused on fulfilling the biblical mandate to Embrace God, Equip people and Empower the kingdom, all for the glory of God.
Focus Scripture! - Nehemiah 2:18 NKJV
Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
Citizens, it is now time to prepare to build the community. To do that, we have to EQUIP GOD's PEOPLE with the Word!
~EQUIP GOD'S PEOPLE WITH THE WORD~
Monday: The Word says we're EQUIPPED To Bring The Good News Isaiah 61:1-3 ESV
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord 's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord , that he may be glorified.
The Word says we're EQUIPPED To Do Every Good Work!
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
The Word says we're EQUIPPED To Know, There Is No Other! Isaiah 45:5-6 ESV
I am the Lord , and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord , and there is no other.
The Word says we're EQUIPPED To Build Up The Church Ephesians
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
The Word says we're EQUIPPED To Do His Will Hebrews 13:20-21 NLT
Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood— may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.