Our team professes a 24/7 theme which stands as a constant reminder of what we are called to be: Christians, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! That is what the 247 means on our jerseys. More specifically we are:
1) Focused on what the Bible teaches: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV)
2) Committed to reaching within: Hebrews 10:24-25
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV)
3) Looking for opportunities to reach the unsaved: Matthew 28: 19-20
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV)
4) Running (riding) to win: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.
The Bible says to “run in such a way…,” but the idea of living our lives daily with the focus on perseverance and obedience is the point of running in such a way to get the prize. Or as we like to say, “Finish well.” So in this ministry, we ride in such a way.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV)
5) Focused on an eternal perspective: Romans 12:1-2
We desire to focus on the things that really matter and consider what God’s desire is over our own.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2 ESV)