Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Apr 16, 2009
Scripture says, “…they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) “One” (eḥāḏ) “stresses unity while recognizing diversity within that oneness.” “It has the idea of unity or integrity as when it designates one justice for all.” I especially appreciate an illustration from the book
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2010
THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE
Wayne Grudem summarizes this conclusion: "The sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contained all the words of God he intended his people to have at each stage of redemptive history, and that it now contains all the words of God we need for salvation,
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 10, 2012
THE HEART IN SCRIPTURE
Heart is used in Scripture as the most comprehensive term for the authentic person. It is the part of our being where we desire, deliberate, and decide. It has been described as "the place of conscious and decisive spiritual activity," "the comprehensive term for a person
Napoleon, Emperor of the French said "The gospel is not a book; it is a living being, with an action, a power, which invades everything that opposes its extension, behold! It is upon this table: This book, surpassing all others. I never omit to read it, and every day with some pleasure."
I and several other preaching students were permitted to visit Brother G. E. Steward, a masterful preacher of the gospel, who was holding a gospel meeting in Houston, TX, in the summer of 1972. We were permitted to bring lessons at that meeting.
He was following Brother Keeble’s manner of
Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Feb 23, 2020
Consider Bill, who was just a young man at the time. He had tried preaching, but didn’t always feel the power of God or see any results. One of his contemporaries, Charles Templeton, got into academia and started to believe scripture as flawed and outdated. Bill wondered about all of this. A
Contributed by Bode Ayodele on Sep 5, 2007
A close scrutiny of the scriptures reveals that when God wants to use a person he first of all deals with the person’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 7, 2001
"The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for a theologians to swim in
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 26, 2002
Note: As the congregation turns to the Scripture Text you may tell them about a "peace-board" that is based on verse 12:
In 1250, in England, the Archbishop of York introduced a "peace-board" which was first kissed by
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
In truth thou canst not read
the scriptures too much;
And what thou readest,
thou canst not read too well;
And what thou readest well,
thou canst not too well understand;
And what thou understandest well,
thou canst not too well teach;
Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Oct 29, 2006
QUOTE: "There is no life in the Scriptures themselves, but if we will follow where they lead, they will bring us to Christ; and so we find life, not in the
The Scriptures were not given for our information, but for our
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 2, 2008
The Scriptures were not given for our information, but for our transformation.
(Source: D.L. Moody. From a sermon by
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Jan 17, 2009
Dr. Walter Martin states with such clarity:
"Into this whirlpool of stagnant human philosophy and perverted revelation came the Son of God who, through His teachings and example, revealed that there was such a thing as divine humanity, and through His miraculous powers, vicarious death and
Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 20, 2004
"One of the first verses of Scripture that Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, encouraged me to memorize was 2 Timothy 2:2. This is like a mathematical formula for spreading the gospel and enlarging the church. Paul taught Timothy; Timothy shared what he knew with faithful men; these
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2006
Awesome Scripture Distribution Projections: Doesn’t everybody have a Bible, or even several copies? In the U.S. probably, but in most of the third world, Bibles are still is short supply. Choosing between buying a Bible and feeding your family for a week is a tough choice. Here’s Bible
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
ian Hardin tells the story of traveling a lot for work with his friend Bobby. As they travelled, he’d read the Bible aloud to him. But he wasn’t reading the Bible to gain deep insights… or to solve theological quandaries. He was just reading it… yet even then, it often said something that got stuck
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
MEMORIZING VS. APPLYING SCRIPTURE
Dave Veerman, Campus Life, Wheaton, IL, related this story:
A while ago our family began to memorize Scripture, one verse a week. Because my daughters were ages ten and six, I thought this was about the right speed. We keep the verses on cards in the middle
TEN REASONS TO STUDY THE SCRIPTURES
1. Will strengthen your personal life (1 John 2:14).
2. Will strengthen your assurance of salvation (1 John 5:13).
3. Will strengthen your confidence in your relationship with God (1 John 5:14).
4. Will undergird the effectiveness of your prayers (John 15:7).