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Core Values of New Heart

Ultimately, our response to God’s unending love for us is to offer our whole lives to Him as an act of worship and adoration.

John 4:23
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.”

Romans 12:1
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, (which is) your spiritual service of worship."

God has given us his word as the revelation of himself and his will for mankind. This mean that we must hold his word as supreme in giving us everything we need for life and godliness. Therefore, we preach and meditate on the word of God as his sword to penetrate our hearts and the worlds.

2 Peter 1:2-4
"Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires."

Hebrews 4:12
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."

God desires that we commune with Him in prayer. Prayer is primarily a relationship, not a religious activity. It is a two-way fellowship with God that involves both speaking to Him and listening to Him. Thus, prayer is a means whereby we grow more intimate in our love relationship with God. Prayer also expresses our utter dependence on God for everything. And it is a means whereby we join God in advancing His Kingdom.

Matthew 21:13
"It is written," he said to them, "My house will be called a house of prayer..."

Ephesians 6:18
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests."

Not only do we desire that our neighbors be spiritually whole through a relationship with God, but also that they be physically, socially, and emotionally whole and healthy. This requires that we care for those in need. This may also lead to working to change social and political structures that harm the well-being of our neighbors.

Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted. To preach deliverance to the captives. And recovery of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are oppressed. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

Our love for each other requires that we be reconciled and unified, both individual to individual and group to group. This means reaching out to others within our body and purposing to overcome divisions created by age, gender, ethnicity, and economic status.

Ephesians 2:12-15
"But now, In Christ Jesus, you who sometime were far off are made near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself one new man, so making peace.”

Loving our neighbors, both locally and worldwide, means wanting them to be reconciled to their Father in heaven. Telling others about God's love is the greatest gift we can give.

Matthew 28:19,20
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen."