Jesus’ Model of Fulfilling God’s Purpose 

// John 17
 
1. We Show Christ by modeling His character (Community)
 

[6] "I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word” (Jn. 17:6).

2. We Share Christ by telling people the good news/gospel (Evangelism)


[8] “For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me”
(Jn. 17:8).

3. We Teach Christ by instructing people about all that He taught, by encouraging them to read the Bible, and by encouraging them to obey everything they learn so they will become like Him in every way (Discipleship).
 

[13] “But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. [14] I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. [15] I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. [16] They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. [17] Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (Jn. 17:13-17).

God has given us a vision of a big family that worships him with all their hearts and loves one another in relational community and joyful service.

 

This is a fully integrated family living out unity amongst diversity all for His glory.

 
 
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We want to see as many people as possible from all over Birmingham and the world come to:
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Tapestry fulfills its purpose by…

Showing Christ
Sharing Christ
Teaching Christ
Serving Christ

"Because we believe that when we know God we will make Him known."

So that we will grow in faith and freedom as children of God through Jesus Christ.

Into The Image of Christ

The core values that we hope most directly shape our culture and community life are:

FAITH  / /  HOPE  / /  LOVE

"Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God" - Hebrews 6:1

"Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love" - Psalm 33:18

"And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment" - Philippians 1:9

UNITY  / /  DIVERSITY  / /  PEACE

"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. - 1 Peter 3:8

"Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all." - Colossians 3:11

"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." - Colossians 3:15

MERCY  / /  TRUTH  / /  JUSTICE

"And the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”" - Zechariah 7:8-10

"They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world." - John 17:16-18

"O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more." -  Psalm 10:17-18

GRACE  / /  GENEROSITY / /  PATIENCE

"But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you that you excel in this act of grace also." - 2 Corinthians 8:7

"For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you." - 2 Corinthians 9:12-14

"But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life." - 1 Timothy 1:16

WISDOM  / / HOLINESS  / /  GODLINESS

"So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom." - Psalm 90:12

"Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord." - Hebrews 12:14

"for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." - 1 Timothy 4:8