The Vision God gave us for Lighthouse On The Rock Family Church is as follows:
Matthew 28:19 tells us; " Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost". Our portion of the "nations" is southern New England, primarily around Cape Cod.
The Lord impressed upon us three main points:
#1} To help bring in the lost, and those who have been "hurt by the church". In Matthew 9:37,38 it reads: "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest."
#2} To bring God's children, those who have accepted Jesus of Nazareth as their saviour and are therefore born again, into a closer relationship with Him by establishing a sure foundation based upon Christ, and Him crucified, using the Word of God. Luke 6:48 says: "He is like a man which build an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock."
#3} To bring God's children safely from here to the hereafter. By preaching, teaching, and healing, and excpecting signs and wonders to follow the teaching and preaching, to confirm the Word. Proverbs 29:18 reads: "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the commandments, happy is he."
#1} To teach, instill, and live the values our Lord Jesus Christ taught by obeying his commandments. Matthew 22:37 says; "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Your neighbor is anyone who isn't you. All are welcome at Lighthouse On The Rock Family Church. Come as your are, meet our friend Jesus.
#2} To teach, instill, and live the virtues of the Christian life as taught by the Apostles in the Epistles of the New Testament.
#1} To Worship the one and only living God: Elohime, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, in spirit and in truth. John 4:23,24 reads; "but the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth."
#2} To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by teaching and preaching precept upon precept, the uncompromising, Holy and written Word of God. Isaiah 28:10 says: " For precept must be upon precept; line upon line; here a little, there a little:"
#3} To bring forth good fruit; Galatians 5:22,23 reads; " But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
#4} To have a "good report" of those outside of the church. I Timothy 3:7 says; "Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil."
#5} To be a powerful force for God on Cape Cod, and in southern New England.