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The Value of Community
In January we began a teaching series of Riversides core values. I want to thank you all for hanging in there with me as we discover together those things that our church considers important non-negotiable values that define our Christian walk.
As a corporate body of believers we need to be able to define and live the values that we believe. This has been my motivation for teaching this series. I want to briefly go over the core values that we have unfolded and discovered together so far.
The value of Biblical Authority
"Biblical Authority means that the Bible is the final and ultimate authority for our lives and for our ministry."
There is nothing more critical to our relationship with God than our commitment to His wonderful word.
It makes us wise for salvation (2 Tim 3:15)
It helps us grow and mature spiritually (1 Pet 2:2)
Provides protection from sin (Psalms 119:9-11)
It equips for effective ministry (2 Tim 3:16-17)
We agree that the MINISTRY of the WORD must be central and authoritative in our church.
We agree that the word of God has to be at the center of everything we do and must have first priority and authority in our lives. Otherwise everything else we attempt to do as Christians and as a church will fall apart. The Bible is the foundation on which we build our lives, families, and our church.
The value of Prayer
The source of power for each believer and every church comes through the practice and discipline of prayer.
We as a church value not only prayer but consistent, concentrated prayer.
We value prayer for or our families, our friends, our pastors, our mothers, fathers, co-workers, and our church we must be boldly coming to His throne on a continual basis in order that God may consider our petitions and answer them.
WE understand that when we pray we must pray...
1. For the Church & the Saints
2. For the Extensi ...
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