1. God's Glory
Our ultimate goal is to glorify God (1 Cor 6:20, 10:31; 2 Cor 4:15) and be led by the Spirit (Matt 4:1; Acts 20:22; Rom 8:14; 1 Cor 2:13; Gal 5:16, 25; Phil 3:3; Acts 15:28) in all we do, wherever he leads.
We do not want to be driven by cultural values or programs but by the Holy Spirit. We believe that God is most glorified when we focus all we do on the living Christ and the Gospel of Christ found in the Scriptures (Matt 4:23; Rom 1:9, 16; 16:25; 1 Cor 9:16; 2 Cor 4:4-6; Phil 1:27; 1 Thess 1:5).
We believe God is glorified and desires to work through the prayer of his people.
1 Corinthians 6:20
for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:15
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
1 Corinthians 2:13
And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh
For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements.
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
2 Corinthians 4:4-6
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
1 Thessalonians 1:5
because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.