His summons—to go and make disciples of all nations—and make no mistake about it, is first a call to know him (Matt 4:19), to have intimate fellowship with him (1 Cor. God can turn the hearts of kings. 22:3. They are baptized as a first step of their living journey. He died for you and wants you to live for him. Tell Jesus you're going to make them first. The choices and the commitments I make will show my values, will shape my life and will determine my destiny. In Jesus appointing His disciples, He has also appointed us His children and His disciples. (See Ex. 8. Now let this church help you do what he has commanded of you to do. These three young men stood and walked about calmly in the midst of the furnace and were not burned. Here is a commitment of the Lord to provide that help. It is a sign to God, to angels, and to heaven that they will follow God’s will. …. E. When we are committed to coming to church, we show others that God is important to us. The Bible teaches not just commitment but total commitment, both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Why Do we Have Core Values and What Do We Want to Achieve from Them? Psalm 37:5 says, “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act” (ESV). Amen, Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10.00 AM - 04.00 PM, Celebrating Birthdays on March – Mar 6th, 2016, Christmas Dinner at the Pastors’ Place – Dec 25th, 2016, Group Photo on Mother’s Day – May 14th, 2017, On the way to the Wedding Rock – Oct 1st, 2016, Praying for Ian as New Council Member – May 7th, 2017, Baby shower for Felix and Lilian – Jun 11th, 2017, Pr. 22:3. H. God will help you to become what he created you to be. “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Phil. Why are they so important? That devotion to true principle—in our individual lives, in our homes and families, and in all places that we meet and influence other people—that devotion is what God is ultimately requesting of us. …, A successful life, the good life, the righteous Christian life requires something more than a contribution, though every contribution is valuable. Whether you are asleep or awake, or outside the house or inside, you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. This brings us to the supreme test. We are no different. The Lord then continues to speak to Joshua by way of commandment: “Only be thou strong and very courageous that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.” (Josh. Jeremiah 1:8, When I served as an intern for a Christian magazine, I wrote a story about a person who had become a Christian. 28:18-20) before leaving earth. Many companies focus mostly on the technical competencies but often forget what are the underlying competencies that make their companies run smoothly—core values.