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The Value of Biblical Authority
Introduction: The first and most foundational value of our church that we will always embrace is the value of Biblical Authority. Every one of the nine values we embrace would fall apart if this value was to ever disappear.
In our logo the first thing we must do is keep focused on Abiding in Christ. It is the first area of our vision because it is the only way that we can be productive, fruit bearing, citizens of the kingdom of God.
There are two values included in Abiding in Christ. The first is the value of Biblical Authority and the second is Prayer.
Today I want to focus our attention on Biblical Authority.
Let me give you a brief definition of what Biblical Authority is and then we will explore it more in depth together.
''Biblical Authority means that the Bible is the final and ultimate authority for our lives and for our ministry.''
We recognize the bible to be,
The true and inspired word of God and that it is without error and can be trusted in all areas of life.
This is why you will find that every time we get together the Word of God will be taught and every time we leave this place we go to proclaim, teach, and preach the word of God.
So if this church is going to be your spiritual home know that the Bible is the standard of living we want in our lives and that you will need to buy a Bible and get accustomed to bringing it with you to church and everywhere else you might go.
I. THE BIBLE'S PLACE ACCORDING TO GOD
Open your bibles with me to Psalms 138:2
2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name. (NKJ)
If God has magnified His Word above all His name then we should be very careful with what we do with it and how we respond to it. Our response should be one of reverence. So much that we give the Bible total Authority in our lives ...
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