Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Gathering - January 12th, 2020
• Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 9:30-9:55 AM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided!
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
<< CORE VALUES THAT DRIVE HOPECC >>

Core Value #2
AUTHORITY: The Bible is relevant in every situation
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
People types regarding the Bible include...

Hundred-percenters = They believe the Bible is the Word of God and wholeheartedly seek to obey it
Straddlers = They believe the Bible is the Word of God, but only obey when it's convenient and not when it's costly.
Doubters = They believe the Bible contains Words about God, but are not totally convinced it is the Word of God.
Unbelievers = They don't believe the Bible is the Word of God, and determine life's meaning and purpose from other sources.
HopeCC embraces the Holy Scriptures as the very Word of God.

(1) We believe in the Inerrancy of Scriptures. (It is without error.)
(2) We believe in the Sufficiency of Scripture. (It is sufficient and answers life's most important questions.)
"Man needs a Divine revelation; God is able to supply one; is it not, therefore, reasonable to suppose He will do so? There is then, a presumption in favor of the Bible. Is it not more reasonable to believe that He whose name and nature is Love shall provide us with a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, than to leave us to grope our way amid the darkness of a fallen and ruined world?"
—Arthur W. Pink
The Divine Inspiration of the Bible
The Bible is profitable for…

1. Doctrine = To tell us what we should believe.
2. Reproof = To tell us where/when we're wrong.
3. Correction = To redirect us when we're off course.
4. Instruction = To tutor and encourage us.
Seven ways to read the Bible:

1. Courteously
2. Consistently
3. Prayerfully
4. Personally
5. Humbly
6. Patiently
7. Expectantly
If the Bible truly is the Word of God…

1. We should value its words above those of everyone else.
2. We should prioritize knowing & doing it above anything else.
3. We should believe it because to not amounts to a treasonous act aimed at our eternal soul.