Statement of Purpose

IICor.4:6-7 To be earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power of God may shine in our hearts through Jesus Christ.

IICor.5:18-20  To be ministers of reconciliation…beseeching the lost to be reconciled to God.

IICor.3:6  To be ministers of the New Testament through the spirit, which gives life, and not through the letter which kills.

ICor.1:18, 2:1-5  To preach the cross, foolishness to the lost, but the power of God to us who are saved.  Not with excellency of speech or enticing words, so that a person’s faith does not depend on the ability of man, but on the power of God.

Rm.3:21-28  To teach that there is a righteousness of God for us that does not depend on our righteous acts, but rather, on our belief in the righteous acts of Jesus Christ.

Eph.1:13-14  To teach that we are saved when we trust in Jesus Christ through hearing the word of truth, which is the gospel of our salvation.

Eph.2:8-10  That we are saved by the grace of God alone without any merit of our own.  He then works in us to bring about the man and the works that are His will.

Gal.3:1-3  To teach that once we are saved by faith through the Spirit, it is foolishness to return to trying to make ourselves worthy before God by our effort.

Gal.5:1-5  To teach people to stand fast in the liberty that Christ earned for us, and not allow ourselves to be entangled again in that bondage, which takes us back to thinking that we can somehow make ourselves righteous.  No, through the Spirit, we wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

IITim.2:15  To teach people how to “rightly divide” the word of God so that we will be able to distinguish between what God is saying directly to us in this age of grace, and what no longer applies to us.

Ph.1:6  To help people understand that God, who started a good work in us, will continue it until the day that Jesus Christ comes for us.

IThes.4:13-18  To comfort one another with the assurance, from God, that one day the Lord will come for us, and we will be with Him forever.

IICor.3:18  To teach that we are changed into the image of the Lord by the Spirit of the Lord, not as we work for Him, but as we see His glory.

Col.3:1-2  To remind us all to set our minds and our desires on things above, and not on things of the earth.