Sermon Summary

Our Values: Belonging

 ·         Every person and every church has values

·         It’s important to identify our values because they unify us and motivate us

·         Our core values are Belonging, Equipping, Serving, Spirit-living, and Missional Living.

·         Belonging means nurturing a family environment

·         The early church had a strong value of belonging (Acts 2:42-47)

    •  They functioned like a family
    •  They had mutual love & care for each other
    •  This was a factor of their health & growth
    •  There was conflict and reconciliation (Acts 6 & 15)

·         Like the early church, we need to seek reconciliation

·         We can do this because it’s already been done for us through Jesus (Gal 3:26-4:7)

    •  We are brothers & sisters through faith in Christ
    •  We will be family for eternity