Summary: Part Two of the Sermon Series: The Bible
2 Timothy 3:14-4:4New Living Translation (NLT)
14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
4 I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: 2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.
3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
Intro: We know that Paul is writing his last words to a Spiritual Son, Telling him to study the scripture, and preach what people need to hear
1. Scripture is God-Breathed
a. The Bible was divinely given to God thru to man thru the power of the Holy Spirit, Life is in this breath, the same life b. This word in never changing
c. It is scripture, and how you feel about it doesn’t matter, you can’t even be saved unless you believe the Bible.
2. There is not as much grey area as we pretend
a. Its is not up to us to try to figure out what the writer means, or the why, but to obey.
b. We are asking God for a revelation and God is waiting on us to do the basics of His word
3. Preach the real word
a. When its favorable or not
b. People still need the truth of the Word
c. We cannot bend the way the world is bending, that means the church or the secular culture we live in
d. This is for the pastor in the pulpit and for the follower of Jesus in the marketplace