Scriptures: Psalm 19:7-11, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:3-4 Introduction: The modern objection What the Bible is Big Idea: The B...
What is our hope and stability in a world that is constantly shifting and changing? How do we make sense of a world of chaos? Which way is up and which is down and how do we know what is true?
One book has been printed in more languages than any other and has been more widely sold and read than any other. Yes, it’s a fact; the Bible is consistently the best-selling and most widely read book of all time! This book also makes claims about itself that set it apart from any other book. The Bible claims to be the inspired Word of God. It claims to be the very words of the Creator God. And it is inseparable from the Triune God! We see this reflected through Jesus being referred to as the “Word,” the second person of the Trinity, who is in intimate fellowship with God the Father throughout all eternity. This truth was proclaimed as the Apostle John introduced his gospel, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). The Apostle Paul also professed, “All Scripture is breathed out by God…” (2 Timothy 3:16a). The entire Bible was recorded by human authors under the direction and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, if Jesus is God, if the Bible is God’s Word, then we can and must base our lives on what the Bible says. We can only find stability and hope in a shifting world in the words of God. We can only make sense of a world of chaos through understanding the Word of God.
The Bible is our authority because it is the very words of God who is our authority, our King and Creator. The Bible is inerrant because God knows all things and He does not lie. The Bible is clear and understandable because God desires that people know and worship Him. The Bible is sufficient because ultimately we all need God.
We want you to be confident in the Bible and in the God of the Bible so that you will live with hope and trust in God in the midst of the chaos of the world. We want you to be able to point others to trust in Christ Jesus and the Living Word of God.
The Authority of the Bible
The Inerrancy and Infallibility of the Bible
The Clarity of the Bible
The Sufficiency of the Bible
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Main idea: The Bible offers a powerful defense for its own clarity, which is not naïve or intimidated by its detractors. Three Biblical truths regarding the nature and clarity of Scripture that should motivate us to seek stabilit...