We place one of our highest priorities in preaching and teaching the Bible at Shoreline. In fact, to use the phrase Pastor Chuck Smith used often, we believe in simply teaching the Word simply. We don’t as much teach from the Bible as we teach through the Bible. Today there are many who assert that people need a few points on how to live better lives and we should tap in to their “felt needs”. Sadly, sermons become personality-based monologues that are reduced to ‘therapeutic deism’ that could apply in any religious gathering, Christian or not. There are even some churches that exegete a popular film rather than exegeting the Scriptures.