Being Bible-saturated means that if we want to know truth, if we’re going to sustain hope in a broken world, we need to hear from God. People have great ideas about how to live life, but only God’s words give life. When we gather—whether in small groups or as a whole congregation—the highest item on our agenda is to hear from God. He has spoken to us in his Word, the Bible.
We believe that the Bible is God’s very Word, and that as such, it is both fully authoritative and without error to all issues of life and faith, having been breathed out by God himself (2 Timothy 3:16). At a time when many are abandoning their trust of Holy Scripture, we desperately cling to it.
This means we seek to be a people who read the Bible regularly, who dwell on it, who engage with it on both an emotional and intellectual level, wrestling with difficult passages and rejoicing in the God it testifies to. We want to be people who know how to rightly handle the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
When we gather together as a church, you will find that God’s Word is central. We read Bible passages together. Our prayers are Scripturally-informed, often using the very words of the Bible as we pray to our King. Our worship songs are carefully chosen to reflect Biblical truths and to exalt Christ as Lord. Our preaching is 100% Bible based (1Timothy 4:13; 2Timothy 4:1-4). No frills or gimmicks here, just the nourishing, life-giving truths of the Word of God delivered expositionally, faithfully, and practically. We carefully probe the truths of the Word in our small groups and to every age group in our Bible study classes.
At the Summit Church we encourage believers to speak God's Word to each other as they meet for coffee, over lunch at work, or just gathering together in homes (Hebrews 10:24-25). We all need to hear God's truth to clear up our confused thinking, to silence unnecessary fears, and to bring biblical wisdom to our questions and uncertainty.
When we talk of being Bible-saturated we mean that we want to allow God’s Word to seep through into every area of our life together as a church and as individuals, to flow through all we do and shape all we think. We desire to become so full of His Word that no room is left for competing ideas or philosophies, so that we view all things through the lens of His revealed character and will in the Bible for the glory of our God.
“For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
(Hebrews 4:12 ESV)