01/29/2012 The Bible is the Word of God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 30, 2012 Under: Sermon

Text: 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (HCSB)

15 and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

“For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is trustworthy. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love. 6 The heavens were made by the word of the LORD, and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.” Psalm 33:4-6 (HCSB)

Intro: Is the Bible really the Word of God?

If we are going to take a stand on anything God teaches this is it: All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

No other passage in the New Testament speaks so concisely of the nature and work of God’s Word in salvation and sanctification. In this text, the spiritually transforming power of divine revelation is defined.

Application: The Bible is Profitable.
 
Greek: ophelimos

The Greatest Question of All: Is the Bible really the Word of God? If not, we are wasting our time. If so, nothing else even compares in importance. We Believe the Bible to be the Verbally Inspired Word of God. Why?

The Bible is the WORD of God because:

1. Because of its Unity and Perfection:

What a great library it is! Over 40 different authors, writing over a period of 1600 years. All agreeing on one central theme, compared to any other literature, it is a giant the great classics shrink beside it the books of the cults do not compare to it, no contradictions. It is always right!

Second Timothy 3:16 is a very important verse for the doctrine of Scripture. Paul declared that “all” (not some) of Scripture is inspired by God. This term refers to the source of Scripture. It came from God (as if it were his breath) to the men who wrote it, the bible says: “men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit”. This means that God so directed the human authors of Scripture that, using their individual interests and literary styles, his complete thought for man was recorded without error. As a result, the Bible is inerrant (an accurate record) and infallible (a reliable guide).

“For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is trustworthy. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love. 6 The heavens were made by the word of the LORD, and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.” Psalm 33:4-6 (HCSB)

“The Bible is the Word of God!”

The Bible is the WORD of God because: 

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. Because of its fulfilled Prophecy:

There are so many prophecies that have been fulfilled, the Book of Daniel which is classified as the book of Revelation of the Old Testament, speaks of prophecies concerning Christ. Other books of the Old Testament also speak of this fulfillment: His birth: “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” The place of His birth: “Bethlehem
” His rejection and death: “But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds. 6 We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way; and the LORD has punished Him for the iniquity of us all.” We cannot forget the Prophecies concerning the last days with the return of the Jews to their homeland.

“The Bible is the Word of God!”

The Bible is the WORD of God because:

3. Because of its Accuracy:

The Bible is not primarily a book of science, yet when it speaks on a scientific fact, it is right. God did create man, there is life in the blood the earth is round, there is a space and a rotation of earth. Because it’s Accuracy is guaranteed by Jesus Christ: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35

“The scripture cannot be broken” “The scriptures must be fulfilled” The things men disbelieve in the Bible are confirmed by Christ. The creation, Noah, Sodom and Jonah, all things that Christ spoke of with accuracy.

“The Bible is the Word of God!”

The Bible is the WORD of God because:

4. Because it Works:

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved” Acts 16:31

Scripture is profitable to man. The word profitable means useful, beneficial, and helpful. Simply stated, the Bible is for man; God gave it to help man. There are four very specific helps found in the Bible.

1. The Bible is profitable for doctrine. The Bible gives man the principles and rules for life. It gives him the doctrines and foundations of life. "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" John 8:31-32

2. The Bible is profitable for reproof. God wants man to sense conviction and to be rebuked when he is disobedient to God's will. The Scripture reveals God's will and the consequences of disobedience to His will. 

3. It is profitable for correction. God wants man to be set aright when he is wrong.

4. It is profitable for instruction in righteousness. God wants man to know the right things to do, to think and to say. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

“The Bible is the Word of God!”

Conclusion

Let the Word Work in You! Turn it Loose in Life! And Respond to its Teaching! Because the Bible is the Word of God!

Like any organization there must be growth to survive. Understanding that it is just as important for those who are members to experience personal growth. From the moment we enter this world until we take are last breath we are always trying to understand what is going on with all the things we deal with! I believe most of us pray that God will give us understanding as we face different experiences of life. I believe the average church never experiences the real joy of church and the fellowship that God intended for the Christian to experience. The Second objective under Ocean View Baptist Church new mission statement is to:

“To increase knowledge and understanding of God’s Word in church and community.” Understanding God’s Grace allows you to Grow Spiritually.

The Holy Scripture tells us how we can be saved through God's Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. No other book reveals this to man. The only wisdom that can ever save this world is the wisdom of God Himself, and that wisdom is found in His Holy Scriptures, the Holy Bible.

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