44 biblical values

that have helped shape the culture of our church and inform our daily walk with God:

1. Letting our theology determine our behaviour (starting with the fatherhood of God)
Job 22:21-22; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Hosea 6:3; John 7:17; Daniel 11:32; Psalm 33:10-12

2. Embracing and surrendering our all to all of Christ
Ephesians 4:12-16; Colossians 1:15-20, 28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

3. Preparing the bride
Ephesians 5:22-33; Revelation 19:7

4. Being passionately Word-based
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Revelation 22:18-19; Mark 7:13; Acts 20:20

5. Building covenantal relationships
Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25

6. Placing friendship ahead of function
John 15:15; 3 John 2,5,11,14

7. Unwavering belief
Luke 9:23-27; Acts 9:1-31

8. Being ready to pay the price/sacrifice
Matthew 19:29-30; Matthew 16:24-28; Mark 8:34-38

9. Recognising the priesthood of all believers – we are all the 'A- team'
1 Peter 2:9; Exodus 19:6; 1 Corinthians 12,13 and 14

10. Plugging the gaps – being an "all"-embracing church, with no gender, culture, age or economic gaps
Matthew 19:14; 1 Timothy 4:12; Acts 2:43-44; Titus 2:1-10

11. Being wild but not weird
Luke 3:1-12; John 2:12-25 (especially verse 17)

12. A people of faith
Hebrews 11 (especially verse 6); Romans 10:6-17; Romans 4:16-5:1

13. Supernaturally natural and naturally supernatural
Acts 2:17-21; Acts 3:1-10

14. Understanding and releasing the anointing
Isaiah 61:1-3; 1 John 2:20,27; 2 Corinthians 1:21

15. A people of prayer (personal, group, meetings, with fasting, warfare)
Acts 1:14; 2:42; 4:24; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Colossians 4:12

16. A people of character (David – Psalm 78:72)
      - Vulnerability: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; 1 Corinthians 4:9-13
      - Teachability: 1 Timothy 4:16; 1 Timothy 1:18; 2 Timothy 1:13
      - Transparency: Psalm 51:1-12; 1 John 1:7-9
      - Honesty: Matthew 5:37; Proverbs 24:26
      - Integrity: 1 Kings 9:4; Matthew 22:16; Titus 2:7; Psalm 41:12
      - Purity: Romans 6:1-2, 11-14 1 Timothy 4:7
      - Humility: James 4:6; Acts 20:19; Isaiah 66:2
      - Faithfulness: Luke 16:1; 1 Peter 5:12
      - Creativity: Exodus 35:30-36:2
      - Excellence: 2 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Corinthians 14:12
      - Flexibility: John3:8; Acts 16:6-10
      - Passion/fervour: John 2:17; Romans 12:11
      - Example/model: 
             - Personal: 1 Peter 5:3; 1 Peter 2:21; Philippians 3:17; 1 Timothy 4:20
             - Corporate: 1 Thessalonians 1:7; 2 Thessalonians 3:9

17. Not distracted by every new emphasis
1 Timothy 1:3-7; Galatians 1:6-10 and 3:1; Hebrews 6:17; Philippians 3:12-14

18. The majority carrying the minority, and not vice versa - the "allness" of Acts
Acts 1:14; 2:42-47; 4:32-33

19. All believer evangelism (not just an occasion or event)
Romans 15:16-20; Acts 2:47

20. Keeping believers free (no legalism or licentiousness)
Galatians 5:1; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 8:23-36; Leviticus 25:8-17

21. Total grace package
Titus 2:11; Acts 4:33; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Corinthians 15:10

22. Bringing all to maturity
Hebrews 6:1; James 1:4; Philippians 3:15; Ephesians 4:13

23. Financial freedom
Romans 13:8; Malachi 3:8-12; 2 Corinthians 8 and 9; Deuteronomy 12:5-19

24. Training and equipping believers for leadership
2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 4:12-13; Exodus 18:21-23; Matthew 25:14-30

25. All part of a team (we don't "have" a team, we are the team)
     - God’s team: Gen 1:26
     - Moses‘ team: Ex 7:6; Numbers 11:16
     - Jesus’ team: Mark 3:13-19
     - Paul’s team: Acts 14:21-28
     - Peter’s team: Acts 2:14

26. Marriage is the first team, serving, shaping, sharing and ministering together - we are pro-family and pro-life
Genesis 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 9:5

27. Leadership always in plurality (at all levels)
      - Elders: Acts 20:17-31
      - Deacons: Acts 6:1-7
      - Church (leaders and body): Acts 15:22
      - Trans-local: Ephesians 4:11-16

28. Building away from ourselves
1 Corinthians 4:17; Acts 8:4-40

29. The kind of leaders we choose determines our immediate and ongoing effectiveness
Example: Barnabas and John Mark in Acts 15:36-44 versus Paul, Timothy and Silas in Acts 16:1-5

30. Leaders should always be part of the solution and never part of the problem
Examples: Aaron in Exodus 32:17-34 versus Timothy in Philippians 2:19-24 and 1 Corinthians 4:17

31. Placing equal importance on "wine" and "wineskin"/power and pattern
Luke 5:37-39; 1 Thessalonians 1:4-7

32. Preaching the Kingdom: God’s total answer for man’s total needs
Matthew 4:17,23-25; Ephesians 3:1-13

33. Keeping the main thing the main thing
Jesus in Mark 1:35-39; Paul in Philippians 3:12-17

34. The restoration of all that was lost, stolen and most needed
Acts 3:21; Colossians 1:15-20; Acts 15:16

35. A "whole-Bible" theology on church – local and trans-local
Exodus 19:6; Lamentations 2:15; Matthew 16:18; the book of Ephesians

36. Commitment to city church
Acts 20:17; Acts 15:4; Philippians 1:1

37. Living in the reality of apostolic/prophetic team ministry
Ephesians 4:11-18; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 3:5-13

38. Welcoming trans-local gifts into the local church
Ephesians 4:9-16; Corinthians 12:18; Romans 16:1-2. Example: the church at Ephesus in Acts 18:24-19:1

39. Recognising the church as God’s healing community
Revelation 22:1-6

40. Fulfilling the Great Commission by planting New Testament churches
Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 14:21-28; Acts 19:1-22; Romans 16:25-26

41. Networking with the broader body
1 Corinthians 3:1-6; Acts 15:2

42. Going beyond the third generation
2 Timothy 2:2; Psalm 103:17

43. Continuity – passing on the baton
Example: Moses to Joshua; Jesus to disciples
Deuteronomy 11:18-25; Deuteronomy 34:4-9; John 20: 21-22.

44. Establishing a kingdom of God culture - apostolic and prophetic
2 Corinthians 1:3-11; Philippians 4:2-23; Philippians 3:1-11; Philippians 1:12-2:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:4-12

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