Our identity is in Jesus Christ. We are the chosen, holy and beloved children of God, forgiven and restored. That identity (who we are) directs how we then live as followers of the Lord Jesus under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Text: Colossians 3:12-17
We are brought into right relationship with God through the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Yet we know that there is unfinished work in our own lives, and much is awry in our world. We follow Jesus in obedience and in the hope of the coming perfection. Text: Matthew 5:6.
By faith, we anticipate the end of the age, when God will conclude history and make all things right. In the mean time, we live in the confidence that God is good and that lives can be transformed by encountering Christ. Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Because of God’s great love for us, we have been adopted into the family of God. As children of God, we invite others to come along with us on this journey with Jesus. All acts of hospitality are significant because they are done to Jesus. Text: Psalm 84; 1 John 3:1; 1 John 4:9,10,16,19-21; Acts 9:17-18; Matthew 25:40.