In the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus paints a beautiful and clear picture of our Father:"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." Luke 15: 20
No cross-examination... no lecture... no leading in a proper prayer of repentance. Just love for His lost son.
The Father's not waiting for us to pray the right way or to show the proper remorse for our failures; He is simply waiting for us to return to Him. God's desire is to give us grace (unmerited favor)... And then for us to give that same grace to everyone around us…unconditionally!
We extend grace to others even before we know they are really sorry...before they learn their lesson...before they really change...before they promise to never do it again…Just like our Heavenly Father does for us.
Jesus determines the value of people by paying the price to purchase them! Matthew 13:44 says that the Father spent all He had (Jesus) to purchase mankind.
Jesus spent the majority of His time on earth developing friendships. People are the most valuable thing in the universe.
Jesus said, “On love hangs all the law and prophets.” Why would our focus be on anything other than love?
Relationships and love are more important than theology.
We will commit to be honest, open and have integrity in all our dealings.
We will tell the truth, be accountable to someone and do the right thing regardless of the outcome.
We are committed to loving people and loving God above all else.
We are committed to letting His Spirit move in and through us at all times.
He is the one that will determine what our church and ministries look like.
MORE is not following any other church's blueprint or style.
MORE is committed to allowing His Spirit to direct every ministry in the church.
MORE is committed to being a prototype church, in that we will create a grace-
ﬁlled environment that allows people to grow in their particular gifting.
MORE is committed to creating an environment where God can encounter people.
This staff will strive to maintain a healthy environment for all people.
We will give grace to those who fail.
We will encourage those who quit.
We will admonish those that hurt themselves or others.
We will not let anyone's convictions crush or be crushed by others.
We will honor those that are different and protect their unique individuality
Problems will be confronted quickly, approached with resolution and restoration in mind.
People's questions will be answered as we are able.
People's feelings will be considered but not allowed to affect a difficult decision.
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