To Know God and Prepare His Servants
• For the people of the Philippines to discover that knowing God is to love Him and we know Him through His Word (John 14:23). “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2Timothy 3:16-17 Our purpose is to give the whole counsel of God, from Genesis to Revelation, which is sufficient to equip you. Acts 20:27
• “Then he said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me’.” Our Lord came not to be served, but to serve and give His life a ransom for us all, this is our purpose, to serve in obedience to the second part of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:20). Our prayer is that all those appointed by God we work with, will receive “the manifold grace of God” in order to develop the humble heart of a servant and be strengthened “to bear much fruit, in the doctrine of God our Savior” in every way.
• As Paul said in Colossians 1:28, “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” This is likewise our hearts desire as we come alongside the body of Christ in the Philippines in the equipping of the saints for the building up of His body, the church (Ephesians 4:12).
• The purpose and vision mentioned will only be accomplished as Zechariah said, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” Our prayer and expectation is that you all be conformed more and more into the image of Jesus Christ and equipped for ministry by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.