Jesus is the cornerstone on which the entire Christian faith is built. We call him Master and Lord. But according to the Gospel of John, Jesus is also the physical manifestation of God’s Word. Read what John wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God…and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” ~ Jn. 1:1-2, 14
In order to truly follow Jesus, one must be a student of the Word. Why? Because Jesus and the Word are one in the same. They are inseparable. Furthermore, Jesus is inseparable from the entire cannon of Scripture — from Genesis to Revelation. We Christians have a duty to study the entire Bible — Old Testament and New — if we want to be genuine disciples of Christ.
All of our Bible studies are presented in the line-by-line format, with the possible exception of single studies for holidays, special occasions, etc. We teach line-by-line because we believe the Scriptures command us to do so.
“Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: for with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.” ~ Is. 28:9-13
We wholly reject topical teaching due to its failure to ‘connect the dots’ and its tendency to present Scripture out of context. Topical teaching also tends to present Scripture as a series of individual vignettes rather than the full and complete revelation God has given through its text. Likewise, we wholly reject series-based teaching due to its tendency to be driven by pop culture.
The Word of God speaks for itself without the need for cultural relevance. The Word is its own best commentary. It does not need to be enhanced by the trappings of the world. We are committed to teaching the Word of God as written and without apology.