Elements of the ICA Crest
The lion is a symbol of courage, strength, gracefulness , power and perseverance. As Christians we should strive to incorporate each of these qualities in our daily walk as we pursue our various endeavors, all for the glory of God.
Psalm 28:1b, “The righteous are bold as a Lion.
Proverbs 28:1, “…the wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are bold like a lion.
“Behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah”
The cross represents Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for us.
Isaiah 53: 5, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
Philippians 2:8, “…He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
The shield represents our protection in Christ by having a personal relationship with Him and living in His Word – the Holy Bible.
Psalm 28:7a, “…the Lord is my strength and my shield.”
Psalm 91:4 “…His faithfulness is a shield.”
We understand that our reasoning skills reflect the image of God.
Matthew 22:37b “You shall love the Lord your God……with all your mind.”
Ezra 7:10, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statues and rules in Israel.”
Daniel 1:17 “…God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom…”
The ability to be creative and enjoy creativity is God’s gift to humanity.
Psalm 33:3 “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.”
2 Chronicles 2:14b, “He is trained to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone and wood ,and in purple, blue, and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and to do all sorts of engraving and execute any design….”
Someone said “We are most like God when we give”.
Matthew 25:35,-36 “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcome me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
Galatians 5:13, “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
The disciplining and developing of our body’s abilities, is another way we bring glory to God.
Hebrews 12:1-2,“…Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith….”
I Corinthians 9:24 ”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.”