What we cherish

The truth and relevance of the Bible

The main and the plain.

The Bible is the compass we use to determine the course of our travel.  It is central to our understanding of who God is and how we should response to Him. We study the Bible in pursuance of our relationship with God because we believe that the Bible is central to what it means to be a Christian.  The Bible is our plumb line and gold standard against which we measure matters that are relevant to us today.

We have a passion for teaching the Bible – all of it, even the difficult bits.  Choosing to live life in accordance with biblical truth within our modern context is difficult. Not only is it often difficult to do what we believe to be right, it is also sometimes difficult to know what the right thing is to do. Some biblical truths are clear and fixed, other parts of the Bible need to be chewed before they can be digested. Our challenge is to walk between the extremes of divorcing the Bible from our modern context, and bending biblical truths to fit our worldview. When John Wimber said ‘the main and the plain’, he was saying, ‘stick to the main stuff and make it plain to understand’.

“For what does the Scripture say?” (Romans4:3)

The Kingdom of God

The now and the not yet.

The Kingdom of God is King Jesus’ rule and reign over us.  It is not a place; it is a state of being. God does not intend for us to wait until we are dead in order to experience eternal life, Jesus has always been intent on bringing heaven to earth beginning now.

The phrase ‘now and not yet’ expresses a certain way of thinking about the Kingdom of God – it is here now, but it currently coexists with Satan’s Kingdom, however, it will soon exist entirely on its own.  The kingdom of God has come and is coming in fullness.  When we see miracles we see God’s kingdom reign breaking into our world.

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)

The truth and relevance of the Bible

The main and the plain.

The Bible is the compass we use to determine the course of our travel.  It is central to our understanding of who God is and how we should response to Him. We study the Bible in pursuance of our relationship with God because we believe that the Bible is central to what it means to be a Christian.  The Bible is our plumb line and gold standard against which we measure matters that are relevant to us today.

We have a passion for teaching the Bible – all of it, even the difficult bits.  Choosing to live life in accordance with biblical truth within our modern context is difficult. Not only is it often difficult to do what we believe to be right, it is also sometimes difficult to know what the right thing is to do. Some biblical truths are clear and fixed, other parts of the Bible need to be chewed before they can be digested. Our challenge is to walk between the extremes of divorcing the Bible from our modern context, and bending biblical truths to fit our worldview. When John Wimber said ‘the main and the plain’, he was saying, ‘stick to the main stuff and make it plain to understand’.

“For what does the Scripture say?” (Romans4:3)

The truth and relevance of the Bible

The main and the plain.

The Bible is the compass we use to determine the course of our travel.  It is central to our understanding of who God is and how we should response to Him. We study the Bible in pursuance of our relationship with God because we believe that the Bible is central to what it means to be a Christian.  The Bible is our plumb line and gold standard against which we measure matters that are relevant to us today.

We have a passion for teaching the Bible – all of it, even the difficult bits.  Choosing to live life in accordance with biblical truth within our modern context is difficult. Not only is it often difficult to do what we believe to be right, it is also sometimes difficult to know what the right thing is to do. Some biblical truths are clear and fixed, other parts of the Bible need to be chewed before they can be digested. Our challenge is to walk between the extremes of divorcing the Bible from our modern context, and bending biblical truths to fit our worldview. When John Wimber said ‘the main and the plain’, he was saying, ‘stick to the main stuff and make it plain to understand’.

“For what does the Scripture say?” (Romans4:3)

The truth and relevance of the Bible

The main and the plain.

The Bible is the compass we use to determine the course of our travel.  It is central to our understanding of who God is and how we should response to Him. We study the Bible in pursuance of our relationship with God because we believe that the Bible is central to what it means to be a Christian.  The Bible is our plumb line and gold standard against which we measure matters that are relevant to us today.

We have a passion for teaching the Bible – all of it, even the difficult bits.  Choosing to live life in accordance with biblical truth within our modern context is difficult. Not only is it often difficult to do what we believe to be right, it is also sometimes difficult to know what the right thing is to do. Some biblical truths are clear and fixed, other parts of the Bible need to be chewed before they can be digested. Our challenge is to walk between the extremes of divorcing the Bible from our modern context, and bending biblical truths to fit our worldview. When John Wimber said ‘the main and the plain’, he was saying, ‘stick to the main stuff and make it plain to understand’.

“For what does the Scripture say?” (Romans4:3)

The truth and relevance of the Bible

The main and the plain.

The Bible is the compass we use to determine the course of our travel.  It is central to our understanding of who God is and how we should response to Him. We study the Bible in pursuance of our relationship with God because we believe that the Bible is central to what it means to be a Christian.  The Bible is our plumb line and gold standard against which we measure matters that are relevant to us today.

We have a passion for teaching the Bible – all of it, even the difficult bits.  Choosing to live life in accordance with biblical truth within our modern context is difficult. Not only is it often difficult to do what we believe to be right, it is also sometimes difficult to know what the right thing is to do. Some biblical truths are clear and fixed, other parts of the Bible need to be chewed before they can be digested. Our challenge is to walk between the extremes of divorcing the Bible from our modern context, and bending biblical truths to fit our worldview. When John Wimber said ‘the main and the plain’, he was saying, ‘stick to the main stuff and make it plain to understand’.

“For what does the Scripture say?” (Romans4:3)