We will be looking at Matthews gospel; how Jesus’ authority demonstrated in teaching, themes of Son of Man demonstrating traits of the Kingdom and how Jesus’ call leads to human flourishing (NT example of wisdom literature; Parallels to Ps1). Jesus is pronouncing a new era and new people. He is not just the messenger but the authority of forming new community.
The disciple of Jesus should live in the world in a way that reflects God’s nature, God’s will and God’s kingdom. Grace invites us to beautiful living. The Holy Spirit empowers us to do so.
Our purpose here isn’t to describe the many values which should describe all Christians and churches, but to highlight the things that are core to the personality of Wycliffe. Imagine describing Wycliffe to a friend over coffee or drawing a picture that captures the heart of Wycliffe. These values are the things that describe our culture and we want them to be visible in all that we do. They go deep because they express our particular calling from God as a community of his people in East Reading.
The Core Values notes for Bible group study leaders are as follows: