The Bible is the Word of God, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ as its central message. The Bible is widely available in modern English.
- English Standard Version Online
- Order an affordable copy at Amazon.com | Paperback
- Get the free Kindle version
If you are unable to purchase a copy for yourself, we would love to give you a copy when you visit.
Studying the Bible
We believe that it is deeply important to study the Bible together, with the church. There are many ways to do this. First, the center of our reading and hearing God’s Word should be in corporate worship on the Lord’s Day. That is one of the primary reasons we gather together: to hear God’s Word read, proclaimed, and explained by God’s ordained minister. Second, make use of the creeds and confessions of the Church as you study God’s Word. It is important that we not read the Bible as though we are the first ones ever to read it. Humility requires that we make use of the wisdom of those who have come before us in the Church.
Some of these resources may help you as you study God’s Word at home:
What is the Bible About?
The Bible is about God’s plan to rescue his fallen creation. We must read the Bible the way Jesus taught us to read it: as all being about him.
Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:44-47)
From Genesis to Revelation, the Word of God is centered around Jesus Christ: the Savior whom God promised to Adam and Eve after the fall into sin, the Savior foreshadowed in the Old Testament ceremonies and foretold by the prophets, the Savior who died and rose again the middle of history, the Savior who will come again to bring the new creation he promised.
These resources will help you grow in your appreciation for the Christ-centered message of all of God’s Word:
- S. G. De Graaf, Promise and Deliverance
- Graeme Goldsworthy, According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
- Christopher Wright, Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.