SemperVerus (meaning Stay True) is your catalyst to inform, inspire, persuade, impel, and invigorate; sparking you to positive action through 5 main strategic principles—prepare, aware, be, know, do—and 1 tactical element (self-defense).
The Bible speaks of how sin entered the world and how sin is a destroyer. It also speaks of how Jesus followers overcome sin in the world and in their own lives (see the Good News page). According to Colossians 3:9-10, Christians “have put off the old nature with its deeds, and have embraced the new nature, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him who created it….” This instruction to start over by learning God’s truth is repeated in Romans 12:2 — “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind….”
Scripture declares that God expects us, through the Holy Spirit, to intentionally and continually choose (exercise our free will) to strengthen our spiritual muscle and fortify our souls. “…The grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age….” (Titus 2:11-12).
Proverbs 28:13 says, “A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance” (The Living Bible). The Message renders this verse, “You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it; you find mercy by admitting and leaving them.”
SemperVerus is a live (non-honorarium) presentation to your men’s ministry and other groups that provides practical motivation and practices for a person to grow in his/her 1) spiritual Christian faith and 2) physical well-being, with the ultimate objective to daily “resist the devil” (James 4:7) and conquer his/her sin nature (by submitting to the Holy Spirit) and Stay True, because we are “fighting against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
The “V” in Verus also stands for the Roman numeral 5. The SemperVerus model is comprised of 5 life-changing success-generating components:
I. Prepare: putting your life into proper condition and readiness to successfully handle material and spiritual foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
II. Aware: heightening attentiveness to be alert to—and anticipate—dangerous potentialities and temptations, as well as edifying opportunities.
III. Be: developing rich personal leadership character of exemplary moral and ethical quality.
IV. Know: becoming a life-long learner to clearly, and with certainty, apprehend situations from which to benefit personally and others.
V. Do: resolving to intentionally and skillfully act to accomplish positive and fruitful outcomes.
With the sum total of these 5 principles, SemperVerus also cultivates the strategic and tactical element of self-defense: the intelligent ability to responsibly protect yourself from menacing spiritual and physical threats.
Invite SemperVerus to present these principles to your organization and groups to inspire your members to Stay True to be maturing followers of Jesus.
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SemperVerus agrees with the statement of faith of the National Association of Evangelicals.