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Summary: All Scripture is the inspired word of God and is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. it is everything we need to come into a relationship with God.

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Thinking, Acting, Being like Jesus

Word of God

Introduction-

We are in the third week of our series thinking, Acting, Being like Jesus.

We have looked at knowing God, and the salvation of God.

If you are to think like Jesus you need to know God and you need to understand the plan of salvation that God offers us through His Son Jesus Christ.

This morning we look at the Word of God. (The Bible)

Truth #1- I believe there is only one true God of the Bible. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.

Truth #2- I believe a person comes into a right relationship with God by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Truth #3- I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God that guides our lives and our actions.

Text

2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Illustration

( Appropriately given today because the Green Bay Packers play the Dallas Cowboys.)

The Green Bay Packers had been soundly defeated by a team that they should have beaten and the team was in their locker room licking their wounds and wondering why they let this happen. Coach Vince Lombardi came into the locker room and made them suit up back in their dirty uniforms and go back on the field of play. He huddled them together and pulled out a football. He said “This is a football, the object is to take this football across the goal line and score. He had taken them back to the basics. This is a football. This morning, I take us back to the basics of Christianity. This is your Bible!

Its objective is to show you how to have a relationship with God and how to receive the gift of salvation that is offered to mankind.

God’s word should be as basic to a Christian as a football is to the game of football.

The Bible tells us

Who God is

How much God loves us

How to receive the salvation offered by God for the sins which lead us away from God.

The best way to live our lives and how to treat others.

How to maintain relationships.

They are all questions people are asking, but most are not looking into their Bibles to find the answers.

These verses start with an explicit claim

“All Scripture is God -breathed.”

Just like God breathed life into Adam and Eve, the Word of God breathes life into us. The Word of God is alive.

It is not like any other book

God gives it and that makes it living!

Hebrews 4:12-

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

The word of God was revealed by Jesus (incarnate Word) but was by God written under the inspiration of God and recorded for mankind.

The Bible came to mankind in 4 phases (write down)

#1 Revelation-

God decided to reveal Himself to mankind. If not we could not of found him for ourselves.

In His revelation, He showed mankind their sin and their only way of redemption through Jesus Christ.


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