PREPARE THE WAY:
We are Biblical People
August 21, 2016
Pastor David Cassidy
Matthew 22: 29-33
2 Timothy 3:14-17
Today, many Christians “write off’ what is written.
“If you pick and choose in the Gospels what to believe, it is not the Gospels you believe, but yourself.”
– St. Augustine
Our mission statement does not specifically mention the Bible, but every word of it is profoundly Biblical. In fact, without the Bible, it would never make sense at all, and the Gospel we believe and proclaim is itself promised and revealed in Scripture.
So every aspect of our lives is suffused with Scripture, and our message is the unfolding of Scripture, and the reason we do what we do is revealed in Scripture. At this point in history, without the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament this church could not live. We could not have a worship service apart from Scripture, and without it we would have no message for our world.