St Matthew's Christian Values 

 

Value

Biblical Quotes

Hope

Aspirations.

Psalm 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.

1 Peter 1:3-4 In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade - kept in heaven for you.

Love/Compassion

Loving everyone, loving yourself and developing as a person.

Psalm 145: 8-9 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger in rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.

Trust

Trusting each other and trusting our own capabilities.

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Community (Koinonia)

Sense of belonging and trust. Kindness to all.

2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Thankfulness

Appreciation, charity work and giving back.

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song

Luke 17:15-16 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him - and he was a Samaritan

Respect/Reverence

Respect for all and ourselves and self-esteem. Challenging inequality

2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

Exodus 20:12 Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

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