... a weekly letter of encouragement.
23 October, 1996 - Singapore
FIVE CORE VALUES THAT ARE WORTH LIVING AND DYING FOR:+
#1 Loyalty to Christ and the Bible
A commitment to follow Christ through uncompromising obedience to His word. Like two wheels on a bicycle, loyalty to Christ and the Scriptures work in tandem.
"...Lord to whom (else) shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." (John 6:68b)
#2 Commitment to the Great Commission
Partnering with God in winning the lost and discipling the saved:
"...Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:19, 20)
#3 Faith in the Promises of God
God has given us His "great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature." (II Peter 1:4)
The promises of God are foundational to our faith, giving us hope and the ability to believe God for the furtherance of His Kingdom. Without the promises, we end in despair.
#4 Vision for Spiritual Reproduction
Investing your life in that of another. Christ invested in the 12. Paul invested in Timothy: "The things you have heard me say...entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others also." (II Tim 2:2) Dr. Frank Labauch used the phrase, "Each one teach one."
#5 Practice of Spiritual Disciplines
- Abiding in Christ. (John 15:5)
- Obedience to the Word of God. (John 14:21)
- Intake of God's Word through reading, hearing, meditation, memorization and study. (John 8:31,32)
- Speaking to God through Prayer. (Luke 18:1)
- Sharing your life through Fellowship with others. (Hebrews 10:24, 25)
- Witnessing: Sharing with others what you have seen of Christ. (I John 1:3)
My prayer is that you are having a great week!
+Adapted from a message by Dr. Lorne Sanny, President Emeritus, The Navigators, July 1995
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