Why The Bible Is Important in Fells Point Baltimore

As Haven City Church prepares to start public services we have given thought to the liturgy (worship service structure). Depending on the church there are various emphasis and habits placed in the worship service. There are different styles of music and various arrangements of that music. The length of the service can very. The way the congregation participates can very.

We have considered many of these things as our church takes shape. 

For Haven City Church the Bible is the core part of our worship service. When we gather we dedicate a large chunk of our service to reading, understanding and applying the Bible to our lives. A quick rundown of what the Bible says it has to offer is the reason for this emphasis. 

  • “The Bible penetrates our hearts and deals with our attitudes, motives, and thoughts”
    • For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
  • “The Bible teaches us, rebukes us, corrects us, and trains us to do what is right”
    • All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • “The Bible is a guiding light for life”
    • Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
  • “The Bible gives us instructions to follow”
    • Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
  • “The Bible shows us how to be pure”
    • How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9
  • “The Bible stands the test of time and still is valid”
    • The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8
  • “The Bible brings a blessing to those who obey it.”
    • He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28
  • “The Bible is the best foundation a person can build a life off of”
    • Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24
  • “The Bible has no errors”
    • As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30
  • “The Bible teaches the simple”
    • The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130
  • “The Bible nourishes our soul in the same way that bread nourishes our bodies”
    • Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4
  • “The Bible is right and true”
    • For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4
  • “The Bible is praiseworthy”
    • In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me Psalm 56:4
  • “The Bible is like a mothers milk that contains all the nutrients needed for a baby to grow”
    • Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation. 1 Peter 2:2
  • “The Bible makes a person wise”
    • For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6
  • “The Bible can save a person from the moral corruptness of society”
    • Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:21

All of these things are needed in Fells Point, Harbor East, Washington Hill, Little Italy. And so as you attend Have City Church worship services expect to spend a lot of time in the Bible. Make sure you have a Bible that you like and bring it with you when you come!