God’s Word – We put God’s Word into practice!
God’s Word gives us life (Job 23:12; Jeremiah 15:16; Matthew 4:4); is reliable (Matthew 24:35; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21); instructs (Psalm 119: 9-11, 105), and is to be obeyed (Joshua 1:8; John 8:31-32).
We practice daily intimate fellowship with God through prayer.
Prayer is talking to the Father (Luke 11:1-2). God has called us to be one with Him (John17: 20-23). Prayer both builds our intimacy with the Father and enables us to partner with Him by doing His will (Matthew 6:9-10).
We must pray in faith (Mark 11:22-24). We should devote ourselves to prayer (Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17) following Jesus example (Mark 1:35; Luke 5:16). We should pray instead of worrying (Philippians 4:6-7). We should pray in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18-19; Jude 1:20). As righteous believers our prayers are powerful and effective (James 5:16) and are an offering to God (Revelation 5:8).
Tithing- a tithe is holy to the Lord
Leviticus 27:30 a tithe of everything you produce belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. Mal 3:10-Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. At Jeremiah church we will practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the Church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving. To retain it is a violation of the eighth commandment-You shall not steal (Exodus 20:15). I quote God as saying, in using my reserve fund to gratify your own desire you have robbed me; you have stolen My reserve fund. “Ye are cursed with a curse.” Malachi 3:9
Worship- We Practice Staying In God’s Presence Through Worship.
We practice staying in God’s presence through worship. Worship is the logical and fitting response of a created and redeemed people to an uncreated and redeeming God (2 Samuel 7:18-26; Psalm 71:22-24; Psalm 77:11-15; Psalm 107:1-9; Romans 11:30-36). We are commanded to worship God (Deuteronomy 6:13; Psalm 29:1-2; Psalm 95:6; Psalm 96:8-9; Psalm 99:1-9; Psalm 100:1-5; Revelation 14:7).
We worship the Father in Spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). We worship with singing (Psalm 9:2, 11; 59:16; 81:1), audible praise (Psalm 34:1; 103:1), shouting (Psalm 47:1; 63:1-3), clapping (Psalm 47:1), dancing (Psalm 149:3), lifted hands (Psalm 63:4; 134:2; 1 Timothy 2:8), bowing, and prostrating (Psalm 95:6; Ezra 9:5). We also worship God with the giving of our resources.
Fellowship- We make Fellowship a Habit Meeting Together.
We make fellowship a habit meeting together. Like believers in the early church, we devote ourselves to fellowship (Acts 2:42). In this way we encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24-25), share our lives with each other (1 Thessalonians 2:8), and meet one another needs (Galatians 6:2; James 2:14-17; 1 John 3:16-20).
Discipleship/Evangelism- We are faithful in transforming believers both new and old into disciples.
We are faithful in transforming believers both new and old into disciples. Jesus commands us to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Because of this we have determined to systematically teach new believers to teach others to teach (2 Timothy 2:2). We are determined to pass along the whole will of God (Acts 20:25-27) to each believer and to ensure that he or she will pass the same truth on to others. We must become an outreach ministry; we must become compassion for the loss in this world. To teach people our first and most obvious principle, then, is that the church is a body under orders by Jesus Christ to share the Gospel with the whole world bringing the believer to spiritual maturity is the heart of Christian education (Eph. 4:11-16).
Serving- We Serve God, One Another, and the Lost.
We serve God, one another, and the lost. We were created for God’s pleasure and to serve Him (Deuteronomy 6:13; Matthew 4:10; Romans 1:9; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 7:15). God requires us to serve one another (2 Corinthians 4:5; Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 4:8-11) following Jesus example (Mark 10:45). Our service also extends to a dying world as we present the good news of Jesus Christ to the lost (2 Corinthians 5:17-20; 6:4-10).