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Summary: We are so blessed to own a Bible and to be able to read and understand God’s word. Is the WORD well used in my life?

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I AM BLESSED TO OWN A BIBLE...

LEARN SOME GOOD LESSONS ABOUT THE BIBLE

By Wade Martin Hughes Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

I. INTRODUCTION:

It is both a blessing and a responsibility to own a Bible.

HEED THE WARNING? A SHORTAGE IS COMING?

The shortage will be of the UNCOMPROMISED WORD OF GOD.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:

Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

SIN WILL KEEP YOU FROM THE BIBLE...

THE BIBLE WILL KEEP YOU FROM SIN...

Did you hear about the story of the GREAT ARGUMENT...

FIVE FINGERS GOT TOGETHER AND IN A HEATED DISCUSSION

THE ARGUMENT AROSE: WHO IS THE GREATEST OF THE FIVE

FINGERS?

The THUMB laid his claim: I am the greatest, I am the only opposing digit. I am used to HITCHHIKE.

The INDEX FINGER... I am the forefinger. I am the pointer. I am used to

pick the nose.

The GREAT FINGER stated: It is very clear, I am the greatest because I am the longest and biggest finger.

The THIRD FINGER said: Now wait a minute, I am the greatest, I am the

RING FINGER... The wedding band rides upon me.

The PINKY FINGER said, I may be little but dynamite comes in little

packs.

SO ALL THE FINGERS DECIDED ON A CONTEST, LAY A $2O BILL ON THE

TABLE AND WHICH EVER FINGER COULD PICK IT UP WOULD BE

CONSIDERED THE GREATEST.

DO YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY?

As individuals no finger could pick up the $20?

We have two questions or issues about BIBLE READING:

1. QUANTITY (How much?)

2. QUALITY (The degree of excellence, rating, value or worth?)

2 Tim. 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that

needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

What you love and value you will find time to do...

Many say: I LOVE THE BIBLE but never find the time to read and study it?

AS PART OF THE INTRODUCTION LET US CONSIDER THREE QUESTIONS:

1. IS THE LORD WELL PLEASED?

2. IS THE WORK WELL DONE?

3. IS THE WORD WELL USED?

II. WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE HOLY AND INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD.

GOD’S WORD IS BEYOND A SHADOW OF DOUBT HOLY AND COMPLETELY

TRUSTWORTHY AND FREE FROM ERROR.

A. We have a great gift of God given to us --- THE BIBLE. One’s faith will always be anemic without reading and studying God’s word to us.

THE WORD OF GOD DOES THE WORK OF GOD.

B.The Bible is a good book, yet it is much more than a good book.

The Bible holds much history, yet the Bible is much more than a history book.

The Bible is a book of Philosophy, yet it is more than a book of PHILOSOPHY.

C. A Christian should hold this GREAT BOOK to be God’s word, from God to

man. The central point of the Bible is God revealing Himself.

God also uses the Bible to REVEAL HIS PRECIOUS SON: JESUS CHRIST THE

LORD AND SAVIOR TO THE CHURCH AND THE BELIEVER.

D. From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelations, there are 66 books that are canonized as the Bible. Great Bible students and scholars studied many works and officially declared these 66 books to be regarded as the WORD OF GOD.


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