“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
(Acts 2:42, NKJV)
A sword is useless without someone to yield it. A paintbrush is unable to create beauty without a skilled hand. There is no growth to an orchard devoid of the nourishment it needs to survive; i.e. sunlight and water. And so the Christian man or woman remains carnal without the mirror of the Word of our Lord. There are numerous benefits to studying the Bible, but the most important is gaining knowledge of who God is. Yes, we see through this 66 book love letter God’s unfailing love, promises, instruction, correction, forgiveness, and plan.
The goal is simply to know Him, as we read His thoughts and use the examples of Abraham, Nehemiah, David, Paul, and Mary, to put legs to it as we walk it out. Herein lies the reason we teach the Word verse by verse. We cannot know Him from just bits and pieces of His conversation. As we study, our eyes are opened to our heart’s motives and His Holiness; our need for a Savior, and His unmatched power to save.
We believe that as the Word is taught on a constant basis, an appetite for it will develop and thirst for righteousness will follow. Like a body given the proper nourishment is strengthened for any task, so is a well “fed” body of believers able to go from “strength to strength” (Psalm 84:7, NKJV).
Besides the teaching on Sunday and Wednesday night, we have free study materials available and have recently added a bookstore where literature can be purchased. We are actually looking forward to establishing a “library”