We've built our "big-picture" vision from the overall flow of the Good News in the Bible.
Everything about us starts with God, who He is, what His heart is all about:
God's purpose for us
is to know Him and be loved by Him,
and to show how good He is
by sharing His love with all kinds of people.
Jesus continues His ministry in us
as we follow Him and make disciples who
nurture each other, and
spread the Good News of God's victory
over the power of sin, over our failure, and over death.
In Jesus Christ God is making a new world,
and everyone who wants to join Him is welcome.
The short form for all this is “Walking in God's love ... and giving it away.”