Central to everything we do at Living Hope is the Word of God. We read it, sing it, pray it, counsel people by it, and encourage people with it. God’s word is where we learn more about God and His son and it is the only place in which we can mine the depths of His riches of wisdom and knowledge (Col. 2:3).
THE SUFFICIENCY OF GOD’S WORD
At Living Hope we also believe that God’s word is “inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” which means that God’s word is sufficient for us to learn how to be Godly, correct each other in love, know how to be saved. In a word the Word of God is all we need to live this life we have been purposed to live. No other helps are needed except a rightly divided Word. So we want everything that we do to reflect the fact that we don’t depend on the latest trends, programs or anything else but rather solely on God’s word alone.
At Living Hope we practice what is called expositional preaching. This means that we believe that the normal diet of Christian Preaching and teaching should be verse by verse through books of the bible. We care primarily about what the Bible says about God and care nothing of what men’s opinion’s say about God. So in our preaching, we will always be in a text and 99% of the time the previous sermon will have been the text right before the one we are in. We believe this is the best way to teach and feed God’s people, it is the safest way to protect them from wrong doctrine, and it is the best way to train people how to read the bible for themselves in their daily devotional life.
Preaching is not the only thing we do at Living Hope. We sing, teach, counsel, evangelize, fellowship, and a multitude of other things. But the one thing that ties all of our ministries together is that we attempt to make sure everything we do is Based in God’s word, done in the way that is prescribed by God’s word, and teaches God’s word accurately and accessibly to people. We want everything we do from evangelizing the lost to ministries to infants to counseling people through the loss of a loved one to be saturated by God’s word because that is what we need.