25 Apr Pastors’ Update
If you’ve been at Revival Church Billericay recently you’ll be aware that we’re presently doing a teaching series looking at our Core Values.
In essence our values are what creates the culture of the church. As we determine what is important to us – what we put a value on – we contribute towards creating an environment in which people can flourish and in which God is unfettered.
Jesus’ intention was for His church to fully represent the life of heaven, on earth.
For this high aspiration to be achieved we have to do things the way that they are done in heaven. We have to emulate the culture of heaven.
So what does the culture of heaven look like?
- It is a place where God’s goodness and love are acknowledged as immutable truths.
- It is a place where God’s presence is to be fully experienced.
- It is a place where all people have equal significance, worth and honour.
- It is a place where unforgiveness is unknown.
- It is a place where truth and integrity are fixed constants.
- It is a place where generosity flows from hearts who have experienced the generosity of a God who gave His only Son to die in our place.
- It is a place where the sun never sets on hope and grateful hearts abound.
It is of course one thing to pray “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” but another thing to actually live it out.
For us, at Revival Church Billericay, this will involve more than a mental assent to our Core Values but a personal and corporate pursuit of them.
As we consistently root and establish these values in our daily lives they will increasingly become our default.
When Jesus said that he intended His church to be a ‘city on a hill’ it was this heaven-like distinctive of which He was speaking.
Only when we reflect the likeness or the culture of heaven will Jesus’ church be the radiant representative body of people that Christ purposed.
You can find the full list of our Core Values on our website by clicking here and scrolling down.
With every blessing
Pastor Revival Church Billericay