Since prayer is our greatest work...
We will pray
and individually-and saturate every work in prayer so that God has
ownership and receives glory in our effort.
This means we will approach every aspect of our lives through
prayer and will not seek ownership of the results from the labor.
Biblical Concepts: 1 Samuel 12:23, 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Related Sermon: "The Work of Loving People"
Since living and speaking the
message of Jesus Christ is our greatest service...
Our behaviors, attitudes and
relationships, observed or unobserved, will proclaim and confirm the
truth of the gospel.
This means we will evaluate every aspect of our lives to make sure
it proclaims and confirms the gospel to those around us.
Biblical Concepts: Romans 1:16, 2 Timothy 1:8
Related Sermon: "The Gospel
The Heart of First Baptist Church
As an introductory to the Heart statements of First Baptist Church click here to listen to the related sermon: Preparation for Heart Surgery.
Since God is our greatest Treasure...
We will value things of the earth only in relation to Him and make God our most precious prize.
This means that we hold onto things of this world loosely, that we use things of this earth knowing they are God's, and we will move past anything that keeps us from God.
Philippians 3:8, Matthew 6:21, Matthew 13:44
Related Sermon: "Reaching for God's Greatest Gift"
Since loving people is our greatest expression of our love for God...
We will work and desire the good of others above ourselves.
This means we will at a minimum obey the "Golden Rule" and will, by the power of the Holy Spirit, work so others can find happiness in Christ Jesus.
Biblical Concepts:Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 22:36-40, John 15:13
Related Sermon: "A Heart that Loves"
Since dwelling together according to the Kingdom of God is our greatest aspiration...
We will live according to a new order, the gospel life, and consider others more important than ourselves.
This means we will move towards people with grace, allowing God to work in their lives, and we will work towards building up one another.
Biblical Concepts: Philippians 2:3-4, Romans 14:4, Mark 9:35
Related Sermon: "A Community on the Excellent Way of Jesus"