Kingdom Ethics & Integrity
Apr 21st, 2013 by bryanhudson
Link to message notes: http://www.newcovenant.org/Kingdom_Ethics_Integrity.pdf
Our conduct in the house of God should be governed by the Word of God and by biblical standards and ethics that are the generally accepted in the Body of Christ. According to John 15, Jesus is the Vine and we are the branches. We are a like a vineyard with vinedressers who manage, prune, and purge the branches of the vine. These beneficial “cutting” actions provide:
1) The best growing experience for all the branches 2) The removal of dead “branches” and the improvement of fruitful “branches” of our lives 2) More fruitfulness for the vine as a whole
Biblical standards and ethics also provide a basis for excellence and success in the workplace and within the greater, better part of society.
Ethics defined: Rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: Such as medical ethics; Christian ethics.
Integrity Defined: Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.