The Essentials

The Essentials are the core biblical priorities that define every Christian's life. These actions strengthen our devotion to Jesus Christ, they deepen our love for God, and for other people, and they cause us to grow in personal holiness. A thorough examination of these priorities can be found in our Essentials Conference Series.

Worship

Are you devoted to truly worship our God in spirit and in truth, both individually and corporately?

Deut 6:5; Ps 95:6; John 4:23-24; Rom 12:1; Heb 10:24-25

Bible Study

Are you faithfully spending time in God’s Word?

Deut 6:6-9; Josh 1:8; Job 23:12; Ps 1:2; 19:7-11; 119; John 17:17; Acts 2:42; 17:11; Rom 15:4; 2 Tim 3:14-17; 1 Peter 2:2

Prayer

Is prayer a regular, purposeful part of each day? Do your prayers include adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication?

Ps 55:17; Dan 6:10; Matt 6:9-13; Rom 12:12; Eph 6:18; Phil 4:6-8; Col 4:2; 1 Thess 5:16-18; 1 Peter 5:7

Fellowship

Do you have deepening spiritual relationships with other Christians?

John 13:34; 15:12, 17; Acts 2:42; Heb 3:13; 10:24-25; 13:1; 1 John 2:7-11; 3:11-18, 23

Service

Are you using your spiritual giftedness in the church?

Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:4-7, 11; Eph 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:10-11

Evangelism

Have you shared the gospel with someone recently? Are you praying for the salvation of others?

Matt 9:37-38; 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 8:31; Rom 10:14; 1 Tim 2:1-4