Connect to Christ
We are to connect ourselves to Christ, we connect the lost to Christ, and connect to each other through Christ. We have to connect to Christ. The apostle John reminds of Jesus' words, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (Jn 14:6 NIV)
Grow in Christ
We are to be growing in a relationship with Him, we are to help the lost grow to know Him, and we are to help one another grow to be more like Him. Each of us should be doing this ourselves, but also as a church. We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ. (Eph 4:15 NLT)
Love as Christ
We are to love as Christ did. He loved the Father, He loved His family, He loved His friends, He loved the lost, He loved the outcast... He LOVED. Remember His answer when He was asked- what is the greatest commandment? "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind"; and, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Live for Christ
Our lives are to be lived as a reflection of Jesus, so should everything we do as a church. "Take your everyday, ordinary life...and place it before God as an offering." (Romans 12:1 MSG)