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Name Rationale

Beyond-White-1.jpgWe, as individuals and as a team,

  • are totally corrupt and sinful, on our own without Jesus, BEYOND self-diagnosis and self-cure (Job 9:2; 15:14; Psalm 5:9; 10:7; 14:1-3; 16:2; 36:1; 40:12-13; 53:1-3; 140:3; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 59:7-8; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:9-20, 23)
  • put our faith in, depend on, live for and pursue the One and Only Triune God who is BEYOND understanding and imagination in terms of His
    • wisdom (1 Kings 4:29; Job 9:4; 28:12-28; Isaiah 40:13; Psalm 104:24-25, 27-34; Isaiah 55:8-9; Ecclesiastes 7:23-24; Daniel 2:46-47; Luke 2:40; John 8:23-24; Romans 11:33-34; 1 John 3:20)
    • greatness and power (Deuteronomy 10:14-22; 1 Kings 20:13; 2 Kings 5:14-16; Job 9:5-10; 36:26; 37:5, 14, 23-24; 42:2; Psalm 111:2-3; 145; 147:5, 15-18; Isaiah 64:3-4; Joel 2:11; Malachi 1:5; Romans 11:36; Ephesians 3:20-21; Colossians 1:15-23; 1 Timothy 3:15-16; 1 John 3:20; Revelation 4:11)
    • peace (Romans 5:13; Philippians 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 2 Peter 1:2)
    • protection (Psalm 5:11; 9:9; 18:2, 48; 46:1-3; 63:7-10; 71:6-8; 91:9-10; 118:8-9; 144:2; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Thessalonians 3:3)
    • love, faithfulness and providence (Genesis 41:47-52; Exodus 34:6; Deuteronomy 7:9; 1 Chronicles 16:34, 41; 2 Chronicles 5:13; 7:3, 6; 20:21; Psalm 33:4b, 5b; 36:5, 7; 57:10; 63:3; 89:1-2; 100; 106:1; 107:1; 108:3-5; 111:4-5; 117; 118:1-4, 29; 119:89-91; 136; 138:2, 8; 145:17; 146:6; 147:9; Isaiah 9:1b-3, 6-7; 25:1; 52:13-15; Jeremiah 33:11; Lamentations 3:21-23, 32; Ezekiel 34:30-31; Romans 3:3; Ephesians 3:17b-19; 1 Corinthians 1:4-6, 9; 2 Timothy 2:13; 1 John 4:7-21)
    • righteousness (Deuteronomy 32:3-4; Psalm 11:7; 19:7-10; 25:8-9; 33:4a, 5a; 36:6; 71:19; 111:3, 7-8; 119:137-138, 142, 144; 145:17)
    • very essence (Exodus 15:11; Psalm 18:31; 89:5-8; 111:9b; 113; Judges 13:18; Romans 11:36)
  • are loved and blessed by God far BEYOND what we deserve or could earn on our own (Deuteronomy 10:14-22; Psalm 8:4-5; 145:7-9; Matthew 5:48; John 1:16; 3:16; Romans 8:28-39; Ephesians 1:3-10; 2:8-9; 3:16-21; 1 Timothy 1:14; Hebrews 2:6-7; 1 John 3:1; 4:10)
  • believe in and have deep-rooted hope in a life BEYOND
    • this sinful world of pain and suffering (Romans 8:18-25; 1 Peter 1:4; 4:12-19; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 5:13-15; Revelation 2:10)
    • death (Psalm 16:9-11; John 3:16, 36; 6:40; 10:28; 11:25; Romans 6:1-10, 22-23; 8:11; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; Titus 1:1-2; 3:7; 1 John 2:25; 5:11, 13; Jude 1:21; Revelation 2:10)
    • wildest dreams (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Malachi 3:8-11; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
    • the reaches of any one group or nation (Zephaniah 3:9-10; Acts 10:34-36; 15:7-11; Revelation 5:9-10; 7:9-12)
  • desire to follow with all our heart(s), soul(s), mind(s) and strength, in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit with full access to the Father, God’s will to live BEYOND
    • selfishness (Matthew 10:39; 16:25; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33; John 12:25; Romans 12:1, 10; 1 Corinthians 10:24; 2 Corinthians 8:2-5; Philippians 1:20-26; 2:2-8; 1 John 3:16)
    • the desires of the world (Matthew 10:39; 16:25; 19:29; Mark 8:35; 10:30; Luke 9:24; 16:13; 17:33; 18:30; John 12:25; 17:14-16; Philippians 1:20-26; 1 Timothy 6:3-10; Hebrews 13:5; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-16)
    • nominalism and complacency (Isaiah 29:13; 32:9-14; Amos 6:1-7; Zephaniah 1:12-13; Matthew 15:8-9; Romans 12:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15; Hebrews 6:11-12; 1 John 3:17; Revelation 3:15-16)
    • settling for less than God intended (Genesis 11:27-12:1; Ezra 4:10, 11, 16, 17, 20; 5:3, 6; 6:6, 8, 13; 7:21, 25; 8:36; Nehemiah 2:7, 9; 3:7 ESV)
    • personal limit (Exodus 15:2; Psalm 18:28-50; 28:6-8; 118:14; 138:3; Isaiah 12:2; Habakkuk 3:19; John 14:12-14; Romans 8:1-17, 26-39; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 9:7-9; Ephesians 6:10-18; Philippians 4:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 2:14)
    • fear and worry
      • fear vs. faith (Genesis 26:24; Deuteronomy 1:21; 20:3-4; Psalm 23:4; 27; 34:4; 46:1-3; 56:3-4; Proverbs 29:25; Isaiah 12:2; 35:4; 41:9-10, 13-14; 43:1; 44:8; 51:7-8; Jeremiah 1:7-8; Matthew 8:23-27; 10:29-31; Mark 5:36; John 14: 26-27; Acts 27:23-25; Romans 8:31-33; Hebrews 13:5-8)
      • worry vs. trust (Matthew 6; 26:39-45; Acts 14:17; Romans 8:28-39; 2 Peter 1:3)
    • reproach (Genesis 6:9; 17:1; Deuteronomy 18:13; 1 Samuel 29:6; 2 Samuel 22:22-24; Job 1:1, 8; 2:3; Psalm 15; 18:22-23; 19:13-14; 26; 37:18, 37; 84:11; 101; 119:1, 80; Proverbs 2:7, 21; 19:1; 20:7; 28:6, 10, 18; Luke 1:6; 1 Corinthians 1:8; Ephesians 1:4; 5:27; Philippians 1:9-11; 2:14-16; Colossians 1:22; 1 Thessalonians 2:10; 3:13; 5:23; 2 Peter 3:14)
  • have a passion to make fellow passionate followers of Christ BEYOND physical, cultural and linguistical boundaries (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 24:46-49; John 20:21-23; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 9:15-27; 2 Corinthians 10:15-17; Philippians 4:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-9)
  • believe God is able to and will
    • do far BEYOND what we could ask or imagine (John 14:12-14; Romans 8:31-33; Ephesians 3:20)
    • produce a harvest BEYOND our wildest dreams (Matthew 13:3-8, 23; Mark 4:20)
  • pray that “out of His glorious riches God may strengthen [us, our family, our team, our partners, those we are walking alongside, and those they are reaching within Uganda and BEYOND] with power through His Spirit in our inner being, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. And pray that we, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that [is BEYOND] knowledge—that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-21)

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