The “Essentials” include:

Colossians 2:6-7; Galatians 2:20
Jesus alone is life.

Colossians 1:9-14
The purpose of my life is God’s glory.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
God’s Word is my authority for faith and life.

Philippians 2:1-5
I am created for community.

Romans 12:1-21
As a Jesus follower, I am a part of God’s family.