The “life verse” of The Foursquare Church is Hebrews 13:8. It’s familiar to every Foursquare leader and probably everyone who has ever gotten a little bored with the guest speaker and let their eyes wander.
This verse speaks of the consistency and the dependability of our savior: “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” He doesn’t change. If this is true, then we can assume that Jesus is always extending mercy to those who ask for it, always healing, always challenging religious customs that bind us rather than free us, always praying for our unity… you get the point.
Praise the Lord for the writer of Hebrews who, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, reminds us of this wonderful truth. But Hebrews 13:8 is about Jesus Christ and not us.
We are meant to change. We are not always supposed to stay the same.
This is why Paul says, “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection! But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be” (Philippians 3:12, NLT).
As long as there is breath in our bodies, we must continue to grow and mature into the people God has created us to be. Nature shows us that when living things stop growing, they usually start dying.
Friends, let us never forget that The Foursquare Church is made up of people, and our life verse should stand as a reminder that Jesus is always sending us out to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Thankfully His plan has never changed; thankfully it never will.
By: David Wheeler, Short-Term Missions Coordinator for Foursquare Missions International