Cultures Creed is meant to be a reminder of the type of lifestyle we are called to live. The image is based in prayer and humility (see photo) and is inspired by all scripture but mostly out of 2 Chronicles 7:14 that talks about us praying and being humble. So then "Cultures Creed" is a person who:
C-ultivates love everywhere that he/she goes
(1 Peter 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3).
U-ndergoes transformation and moves on from elementary teachings to more mature things knowing that they are a new creation in Christ Jesus and that the old things have passed away
(Hebrews 6:1, Colossians 2:6-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
L-ives for truth, or better said - Lives for Jesus (who is the way the truth and the life) and understands that no one comes to the Father except through Jesus. Present themselves to God as one approved and who correctly handles the word of truth!
(John 14:6, 2 Timothy 2:15)
T-urns from sin and knows that it no longer has a hold on them. They know they are the righteousness of God, a new creation with new wine skin. We know that we are a child of God, a royal priesthood that is a temple for the Holy Spirit. No longer are we bound by the sin mentality for we have been set free from sin and its grip over our life.
(Galatians 5:1, Ephesians 3:12, Acts 13, 38-39, Romans 6:22, 1 Peter 2:16, Colossians 1:21-23, Romans 8:1-4,)
U-nderstands humility. That once your saved and you give your self to Christ Jesus you have been given position on high and you rule and reign with Him in heavenly realms NOW. So we don't give into the mentality where we are "once a sinner, always a sinner". As you noticed in the letter "T" above - We are a new creation and we no longer have to live in the depravity of our old self, but instead we rejoice in knowing that God has made us new and he purchased our freedom so that we can live with the power and authority of Christ Jesus our Lord.
(2 Corinthians 5:17, Matthew 9:14-17, Colossians 1, 1 Corinthians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 1:21, Ephesians 1:13-14)
R-enders mercy - which simply means we need to have grace and love and understand that the battle is not against flesh and blood but the spiritual principalities of this world. Its to understand that if we do not forgive others, the Father will not forgive us. That forgiveness is essential in the body of Christ.
(1 John 3:6, 1 John 3:14, Hebrews 12:14, 1 John 2:9, Ephesians 4:26-27,31)
E-ncourages prayer - which is truly at the heart of the ministry. We need to do less talking and more praying. We need to be still and know that He is God and that He can take care of things if we just put our faith and our trust in Him.
(1 John 5:16, 1 Chronicles 16:11, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Ephesians 1:18, John 17:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
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