Paul's exhortation to "Preach the Word" is preceded by a confident assertion of the divine authorship, absolute authority and profitable application of the Scriptures. "All Scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Being convinced of this truth, we are committed to the regular proclamation of God's Word when we gather as a church. We are called to grow in our love for God and for one another. It is the Scriptures that reveal to us the God who is worthy of our affections and the manner by which we love one another and the world around us. The Scriptures are sufficient for all that God requires for us to believe and do and is, therefore, to be believed, obeyed, and trusted. As God’s people hear, believe and obey the Word, they are equipped as disciples of Christ and made effective witnesses for the Gospel.
Hope Church Toronto North uses the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) as our primary translation of the Bible.
I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of his appearing and his kingdom: Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and teaching.