God, who is love, loved us first and sent His son to die for us to give those who trust in Jesus eternal life with Him. To demonstrate our love for Him, we obey God’s command to love Him with our whole selves. We build meaningful, lasting relationships by loving others sacrificially setting aside our wants and desires, and putting others above ourselves in order to reflect God’s love to all people.
1 John 4:7-12, John 3:16, Matt.22:37-40, Phil. 2:1-4, Eph. 5:1-2, Rom. 5:8
God is holy, perfect in character and without sin. Through salvation He has called us to be set apart: distinct from the world. Out of reverence to our holy God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we pursue holiness by imitating Christ, transforming and renewing our minds through biblical disciplines such as Bible study and prayer. In every aspect of our lives we demonstrate His perfect character to bring glory to Christ.
Psalm 99:9, Lev. 20:7, 2 Cor. 7:1, Rom. 12:2, 2 Tim. 2:15, Col. 3:17, 23, 1 Cor. 10:31