Putting Our Confidence In God's Perfect, Proven Word

Visitors who come to our assemblies are sometimes awestruck by our unwavering focus on the Scriptures for everything we believe, teach, and practice. Then we may hear these same people say, “The Bible is important, but it’s not all there is to a relationship with God.”

It’s true that our relationship with God cannot be limited to simply book knowledge alone. It is necessary that we take what we read in the Scriptures and make those words the foundation and blueprint of an active life in Christ. In fact, the Bible itself says that it is the “implanted word” that is able to save the soul (James 1:21). The doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in the inspired Scriptures are intended to complete us as servants of God, equipping us for "every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Therefore, discipleship is not merely an educational exercise — it is the process of allowing God’s word to transform us into the likeness of Christ (Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galations 2:20). It is infinitely more than studying as though for an academic exam — it is being recreated into a “new man who is renewed in knowledge” — by means of the instruction and direction of God’s word (Colossians 3:10).

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Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets