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1 A Word On The Word

2 Modern Emphasis: feelings, personal experiences [“Don’t take the Bible literally”] Which feelings / experiences?  People who think God talks to them?  People who kill in name of God?

3 I. The Power of Scripture

4 Scripture... ▪ Eternal, Isa.40:6-8 1 Pt.1:22-25 God will have the last word soulsobedience truth born againpermanent

5 Scripture... ▪ Eternal, Isa.40:6-8 ▪ Cannot be broken, Jn.10:35 Undone, annulled, altered. Scripture is trustworthy. Cannot disprove it. Undone, annulled, altered. Scripture is trustworthy. Cannot disprove it.

6 Scripture... ▪ Eternal, Isa.40:6-8 ▪ Cannot be broken, Jn.10:35 ▪ Powerful, Hb.4:12 Living Not a dead letter Living Not a dead letter Active Lk.16 Hebrews Active Lk.16 Hebrews

7 Scripture... ▪ Eternal, Isa.40:6-8 ▪ Cannot be broken, Jn.10:35 ▪ Powerful, Hb.4:12 ▪ From God, not men, 2 Pt.1:20-21 ▪ Parallel: ‘Spirit’ – ‘wind’: Ac.27:40 ▪ 2 Pt.2:1, the great contrast 20–did not originate in prophet’s mind. 21–moved by H.S. Carried along as ship, Ac.27:15, –moved by H.S. Carried along as ship, Ac.27:15, 17.

8 I. The Power of Scripture II. The Provision of Scripture

9 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 [w/o a doubt] Passport Property deed Insurance policy Salvation “I want it in writing!”

10 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 "Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it."

11 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20: Belief in Jesus, Christ (31). “But John records His betrayal…” Proves His case (Is.53). Jn.1 No ‘fine print’ 2. Life in Jesus (31).

12 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 TV... PC... FB... TW

13 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 “I have read Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and beautiful; but I never read in either of them: ‘Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’”

14 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37

15 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37 ▪ Revelation of mysteries, Ep.3:3-5 Because this mystery was not revealed clearly until establishment of church, satan & demons unwittingly became servants of God (1 Co.2:8)

16 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37 ▪ Revelation of mysteries, Ep.3:3-5 ▪ Every good work, 2 Tim.3:16-17 “God-breathed” Thoroughly prepared or furnished (by Scripture). Right doctrine... practice “God-breathed” Thoroughly prepared or furnished (by Scripture). Right doctrine... practice

17 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37 ▪ Revelation of mysteries, Ep.3:3-5 ▪ Every good work, 2 Tim.3:16-17 ▪ Memory of apostles’ words, 2 Pt.1:15

18 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37 ▪ Revelation of mysteries, Ep.3:3-5 ▪ Every good work, 2 Tim.3:16-17 ▪Memory of apostles’ words, 2 Pt.1:15 ▪ Fellowship: apostles, Father, Son, 1 Jn.1:3

19 Fellowship: association, communion, close relationship By blood of Christ, 1:6-7 Ex.12:3, 5-6, lambs were killed. 12:7, 13, blood must be applied. Ex.12:3, 5-6, lambs were killed. 12:7, 13, blood must be applied. Jn.1:29, Lamb of God, was killed. Blood must be applied, Ro.6; 1 Jn.1 Jn.1:29, Lamb of God, was killed. Blood must be applied, Ro.6; 1 Jn.1

20 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37 ▪ Revelation of mysteries, Ep.3:3-5 ▪ Every good work, 2 Tim.3:16-17 ▪Memory of apostles’ words, 2 Pt.1:15 ▪ Fellowship: apostles, Father, Son, 1 Jn.1:3 ▪ Full Joy, 1 Jn.1:4 (in writing)

21 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37 ▪ Revelation of mysteries, Ep.3:3-5 ▪ Every good work, 2 Tim.3:16-17 ▪Memory of apostles’ words, 2 Pt.1:15 ▪ Fellowship: apostles, Father, Son, 1 Jn.1:3 ▪ Full joy, 1 Jn.1:4 ▪ Protection against sin, 1 Jn.2:1-2

22 Writing hinders sin (1 Jn.2:1-2) Advocate helps sinner (intercession). Propitiation = 1:7.  Some will misuse 1:8-10 – “why try?”  John warns of sin’s constant threat  Avoid a single act of sin (2:1-2)

23 Scripture provides... ▪ Certainty, Lk.1:3-4 ▪ True discipleship, truth, Jn.8:31-32; 17:17 ▪ All necessary things that Jesus did, Jn.20:30-31 ▪ Edification, Ac.20:32 ▪ Encouragement, Ro.15:4 ▪ Commands of God, 1 Co.14:37 ▪ Revelation of mysteries, Ep.3:3-5 ▪ Every good work, 2 Tim.3:16-17 ▪Memory of apostles’ words, 2 Pt.1:15 ▪ Fellowship: apostles, Father, Son, 1 Jn.1:3 ▪ Full joy, 1 Jn.1:4 ▪ Protection against sin, 1 Jn.2:1-2 ▪ Protection against deception, 2 Jn.9-10

24 Why do so many reject it? 1. Signs, human wisdom, trump Scrip- ture, 1 Co.1:22 2. Substitute feelings for revelation, Jer.41-42


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