Sermon series: Hot Potatoes – 8 of 9
August 10, 2008
Pastor John Fanous
What Does the Bible Say About Itself?
1. Through it, God __________________ to you.
“For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Pe 1:21
2. Through it, God revives your ________________.
Ps 19:7-8: “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul…”
3. Through it, God makes you _____________.
“… The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple…”
4. Through it, God gives you ____________.
“…The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart…”
5. Through it, God helps you ____________.
“…The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.”
How is the Bible Organized?
|Judges||Ecclesiastes||Habakkuk||1 Corinthians||1 Peter|
|Ruth||Song Solomon||Zephaniah||2 Corinthians||2 Peter|
|1 Samuel||Isaiah||Haggai||Galatians||1 John|
|2 Samuel||Jeremiah||Zechariah||Ephesians||2 John|
|1 Kings||Lamentations||Malachi||Philippians||3 John|
Didn’t the ______________ put the New Testament together?
Muratorian Canon, 170 A.D.
Doesn’t science ______________ the Bible?
Isn’t the Bible __________________?
“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.” Heb 4:12
How Does God Want Me to Use the Bible?
1. ____________ the Bible.
“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty.” Je 15:16
“The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.” Ps 119:72
2. _____________ on the Bible.
“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” Ps 119:97
3. ______________ the Bible.
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does.” Jas 1:22-25