Just a thought
Let’s continue looking at our mission statement:
Our vision is to be a community of faith in Jesus Christ, rooted in scripture, empowered by the Spirit, sharing the good news and rejoicing in service.
To be rooted in scripture means that “the Bible has been given to us by the inspiration of God to be the rule of faith and life” (Living Faith 5.1). Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the “word of God is living and active…”. 2Timothy 3:16 says “all scripture is inspired by God…“.
The Greek word for “inspired” literally means God-breathed. In that sense, it’s more than just words on a page. As we read the Bible, God’s Spirit speaks to us, convicting us of wrong and guiding us into truth. God breathes into our lives so that we find scripture to be life-giving. So we pray that we would become rooted in scripture.