Love, Live, Preach, Teach

by Peter Amsterdam

This series of articles grew out of talks that I gave throughout 2011. Throughout the articles I will be quoting a number of Bible verses.

These are the words that changed the world. It was these words, planted in the disciples’ hearts, that moved and motivated them to spread the Gospel throughout the world. The words Jesus spoke to His friends are the words which contain His heart, His vision, His commission to those who follow Him. They express the foundational principles which guide us in our spiritual lives. They show us who we can and should be. These are words of spirit. These are words of life.

These words connect us as individuals and as an organization to the core of Jesus’ teaching. They contain His commission to us. They direct us and attach us to Him. They are the words which determine our core purpose—the mission; our core beliefs—our faith; our core values—how we live and interact with others, and the basis for how we make decisions. It is from the seeds of Jesus’ words that we will grow and bear fruit. As Jesus said:

Those [seeds] that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.

This series will address principles that are vital to each of us who love God, who want to follow Him, who want to live our lives according to His teachings, who want to be His disciples, who want to preach the Gospel and make disciples of all nations.

Read introduction to this series in full


  • Our fundamental beliefs are generally in accordance with those held by Christians the world over; we also embrace some untraditional doctrines. Our application of the foundation principle of God’s Law of Love that Jesus taught—to love God, and to love our neighbor as ourselves, which He said fulfills “all the law and the prophets”—is a defining feature of our lives and our faith.


  • Discipleship

    We encourage individuals to follow Jesus according to the personal call He gives them, and to enact their commitment to God’s will for their lives.

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