Our value statement being articulated as this:
God’s map for life, the origin of truth, and our way of knowing Jesus Christ intimately, is the Bible. We want to present the absolute truth of the Bible passionately, in a way that connects with everyone enabling them to use it in practical, life-changing ways. We want to make a stand against secular-consumer culture’s lies, and against the boring delivery of God’s truth. As well as preaching the Word of God we want to equip our people to consistently love it and live in it themselves.
Our culture, a postmodern one, is not too happy with anyone claiming that they have Absolute Truth, but as Christians we do. We have the very WORDS OF GOD that He has graciously and lovingly chosen to give to us.
The Bible is, we believe, what I list below:
GOD’S WORDS: II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1: 20, 21; I Cor. 2:13
PERFECT & ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY: Proverbs 30: 5,6; PSALM 119:4
COMPLETE: MATT. 5: 18; IS. 40:8
THE BIBLE IS YOUR LIFE: James 1:18; 1 Peter 1 :23).
(Matthew 4:4, Deuteronomy 8: 3)
Why do we think it is so important to value The Bible, 'Absolute Truth'? Well check this list out for starters:
IT IS THE WORDS OF GOD
IT IS HOW WE KNOW GOD
IT IS THE MAP TO LIFE
IT IS HERE WE MEET JESUS: I Peter 1: 10-12; Heb. 1
ENABLES US TO FIGHT CONFORMITY TO CULTURE: Romans 12: 1-2
DESTROYS LIES OF THE DEVIL: Ephesians 6
Finally, how are we going to value it as a church? Hopefully by living out these few things:
PREACH IT: II Tim. 4: 1-4 Relevantly, Passionately, Unapologetically.
LOVE IT: Psalm 119: 9-18 King Josiah (II Kings 22 & 23) read it
LIVE IN IT: Joshua 1: 8
LIVE IT OUT: James 1: 22-25
The Word of God, it must define us!