God Speaks Why Should We Care about the Bible?
1. The Bible is Holy Scripture
"In the Bible, God has given us everything important about everything important." "He has given us everything that matters about everything that matters."
-Pastor Don Cole
It is Inspired It is Inerrant It is Infallible Is is Truth and True It is Settled
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life,
and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
You must believe the Bible alone for faith and eternal life.
2. The Bible is Wholly Sufficient
A. Only the Bible can make you Wise to Salvation
Sin Sinner Salvation
Romans 10:17 "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
What do children need? the Bible
B. Only the Bible can give you Wisdom for Living
Doctrine/Teaching All I need for life and Godliness
Reproof Rebuke for wrong behavior or belief ; It exposes sin
Correction Points way back to Godly living
Training in Righteousness Positive training in how to live for God
Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
1 Peter 2:1 1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
3. The Bible Demands Wholehearted Submission
Rob Reinow - 4 Questions
1. Do You Believe the Bible is God's Word?
2. Do You Believe the Bible is true in all that it intends to say?
3. Are you willing to submit all your thoughts and opinions on every subject to what it says?
4. Are you willing to do what the Bible says, even if you don't want to?
Our lack of service many times indicates a lack of obedience to the Bible
Our Response Believe Grow Serve
Justin Davis - "Great movements of God are less about huge acts of faith and more about small acts of obedience"