GOD HONORING LIFESTYLE

GOD HONORING LIFESTYLE INCLUDES:


Honoring Marriage

We believe God created marriage to be between a man and a woman only Genesis 1:27 – So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”

 

Sex and Co-Habitation Are Reserved For Heterosexual Marriage Only 

Hebrews 13:4 – Marriage is to be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral

 

Staying Sexually Pure in Heterosexual Relationships

1 Corinthians 6:18-19 – Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Romans 1:26-27 – Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

 

Speaking Life

Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Proverbs 12:18 “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”


We Believe We Are One In Christ

1 Colossians 12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free – and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 1 John 2:11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.


We Strive to Live Peacefully With All Men

Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Matthew 18:15-17 – If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

 

Pursuing Spiritual Growth

Hebrews 6:1-2 – Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity. Ephesians 4:15 – but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.


“All In” followers of Christ: Are Saved, Are Baptized, Give, Connect, Serve and Invite.

 

We Refrain From ALL:

Gossip | Sowing Discord | Corrupt or Degrading Communication | Drunkenness | Addictive Behaviors | Racism | Pornography | Sexual Immorality | Homosexuality | Behaviors which might cause Christ to grieve and others to stumble.


A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28


Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18


“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12


Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from our lips. Colossians 3: 5-8