TEAM NEW HOPE - MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR JESUS
1 Timothy 3:2-7 (NKJV) “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover, he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”
1 Timothy 3:8-13 (NKJV) “Likewise, deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
The Pastor Equips the Members to do the Ministry, and the Members do the Ministry using their Spiritual Gifts.
Be on the Team with Your Calling
Ephesians 4:1 (NIV) “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”
As a Member of the Team, Keep Unity and Peace
Verse 3, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
As a Team Member, Promote our Common Bond
Verses 4-6, "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."