This coming Sunday, we are beginning a 10-part teaching series on the core values of our church at Redemption. Our core values lay out the blue-print for how God intends for His church to function according to Scripture. In this first teaching, we will see that the Bible teaches that Scripture is the authority, it is clear, it is necessary, and it is sufficient. When it says that the Scripture is the authority, it means that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God Himself. When it says that Scripture is clear, it means that the Bible is written in such a way that its teachings can be rightly understood by everyday believers. When it says that Scripture is necessary, it means that the Bible is essential for knowing the Gospel, maintaining spiritual life, and knowing God’s will. And when it says that Scripture is sufficient, it means that the Bible alone is all we need to know what God is like; to come to a saving faith in Christ; and to be completely equipped for a life that is pleasing to God.