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Living the Dream

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Calvary Mission Statement

Lovingly Leading People to Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ and Faithfully Follow Him.

Internal Goals

Called

2 Thessalonians 2:14 NIV
He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Saved through the Spirit
2 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
Saved through belief -
Called through the Gospel
Share in the glory of the Lord -Stan firm, Hold fast,

Kingdom Living

1 Thessalonians 2:11–12 NIV
For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
1 Thess 2:
Live a life worthy of God - called into His kingdom
Seek His Kingdom

Follow Christ's Example

1 Peter 2:21 NIV
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
Suffer for God
this is commendable before God
1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

Build up His Church

1 Corinthians 14:12 NIV
So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
Ephesians 4:12 NIV
to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Eph

Make Disciples

Matthew 28:19 NIV
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew
Holy Spirit Power:
Prayer
Obedience
Word
Exalting the Father
Matthew 10:24 NIV
“The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.
Matthew 13:11–15 NIV
He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “ ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
Matthew 13:11-

Church Programs: Empowered by Holy Spirit.

Matthew 10:24

World Programs: Empowered by Needs or Wants.

Internal = Spiritual
Matthew 13:11–13 NIV
He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
External = World
Internal =
Programs flow out of the calling, kingdom priorities, following Christ’s example, building His Church, by making discipleship.
Programs are subordinate to the Official Board: The Official Board must be a team of mature believers whose spiritual gift in leadership has been recognized and affirmed by Calvary Members.
Programs are subordinate to the spiritual leadership: An Elder must have a proven record of Spiritual maturity and be a teacher of Spiritual truths. He must show consistent patterns of submission and obedience to the guidance and moving of the Spirit.
All offices and ministries are subordinate to the Official Board.
There is a clear contrast between Christ and His disciples and the Scribes, Teacher’s of the Law, the Pharisees and the Sadducees.
Living life on the outside clearly was offensive to Christ. The Pharisees often found themselves in opposition to Christ’s teachings.
Programs are a necessity to
I believe God is leading us to embrace an opportunity to increase kingdom goals while walking in this world. Notice the word “increase.”
Matthew 5:19
Matthew 5:19–20 NIV
Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:19-20
Matthew 13:11-
Matthew 5:19 NIV
Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
1 Corinthians 11:33 NIV
So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together.
1 Cor 11:
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