What We Are Reading
First and foremost. Everyday.
We are committed to the Word of God and believe in its transformational power to equip us to live effective, overcoming and victorious lives. The Bible has the power to inspire and to bring life changing revelation. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says “There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us” [The Message]. Tasks the bible tells us that God prepared for us before time. “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]” [Ephesians 2:10 | The Amplified]. We believe the Word of God is the most important book you will ever read. It is the roadmap to life. We believe it has the power to change you, and through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, reveal all you will ever need to know about yourself and your saviour, how to live the life you were born for and how to “lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has laid hold of you” [Philippians 3:12]. Read it daily. Flourish.
Solid Christian Teaching
Get your hands on resources to help you understand and apply God’s Word to everyday life. We are wide readers at Surfside. We love the written Word of God and value the vast libraries of literature written by other believers the world over in their journey of life in Christ. Committed to a lifestyle of ongoing development and revelation, we read to learn, to grow, to develop, to increase our knowledge and to find revelation and freedom. Proverbs 4:18 says “The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine” [The Message]. We value education and revelation as keys to empowerment. Education is an enabler in life and one of the tools at our disposal for growth in our faith is the vast array of Christian teaching and literature available. Our hope is that the resources we blog about and refer to here will be a lantern to you, illuminating the Way and that you in turn will glow brighter as you walk with Jesus. Here you will find what we’re reading, what’s on our bookshelf, and access to detailed notes and links to where you can purchase the resources recommended here online for yourself. Enjoy.