Core Value 18: Personal Devotion to God

God is a living God who dwells among his people in covenant relationship (Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 8:8–12).

  • Therefore we affirm the individual believer’s personal walk with God in all of life, enjoying communion with him in a vital relationship—which includes commitment to a local church (Micah 6:8; 1 John 1:3; Philippians 2:1).
  • We deny that mere intellectual adherence to an orthodox creed or confession apart from a regenerated heart issuing in good works is truly Christian (2 Timothy 3:5; Matthew 23:25–28).

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. How does this value expand on the previous one?
  2. Why is it so important to be relational with God?
  3. How can the believer be truly relational with God in all of life?
  4. How is commitment to a local church necessary to walking with God?
  5. Why is being “orthodox” not enough?

THE CORE VALUES OF SOLA 5