Because God is both loving and just, Mennonites feel called to try to live lives that reflect justice in all of life, confronting the current issues of the day and recognizing the interconnected world in which we live.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life, and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities, all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made;their starry host by the breath of his mouth.;He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;he puts the deep into storehouses.;Let all the earth fear the Lord;let all the people of the world revere him.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
For this reason Jesus had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways, he does great things beyond our understanding.;He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth,” and to the rain shower, “Be a mighty downpour.;So that all men he has made may know his work, he stops every man from his labor.;The animals take cover, they remain in their dens. The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds. The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.