Ephesians 1:23 The church is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
- The church should be the full expression of Christ, who himself fills everything
Ephesians 3:19 Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.
- A place to help each other grow spiritually One Day at a Time
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness.
- A place to keep God’s Word at all times
Colossians 3:16 Let the Word of Christ–the Message–have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God!
- A place to live as Jesus Christ’s representative
Colossians 3:17 Let every detail in your lives–words, actions, whatever–be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
Matthew 16:18 This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.
Mark 16:15 He said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all.
Mark 1:15 “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.”