Holy Spirit and David. They were attested to by the Lord Jesus Christ--the second person of the Godhead. 8. But the Bible is not an anthology of books by different authors. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent and equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17 ESV) Once you have studied the text well, you need to find relevant points that will serve to teach, reprove, correct and train the body of Christ. That’s why it’s imperative that we read it, study it, meditate on it, and memorize it. But Voltaire has passed into history and the Bible continues to be circulated increasingly throughout the world. The Greek word for active, energes, literally means “in work” (en – in; ergon – work), from which we get the English word energy. Shakespeare? It doesn’t just contain the word of God, or is only the word when it speaks to you. 4. It is impossible to question inspiration of OT without questioning the character and veracity of Jesus Christ. 2:13). 6. Another part is that the God who has spoken speaks to us every time we read the Word, hear it read, or hear it preached (1 Thess. He said he didn’t believe in an afterlife. The testimony of the Lord is not only infallible it is inerrant. We may not understand everything perfectly. Accurate even to very words. 119:11). ( Luke 11:28) In a few places, “The Word of God” or “the Word” is used as a personal title. Ps priji. (1 Timothy 4:1) Sword of the Spirit. They are the Word employed by the Holy Spirit. One of the greatest blunders one can commit would be to preach things out of context. He says, “Our speech and our message are not supposed to be just plausible words of wisdom, but the demonstration of the Spirit and of power “(1 Corinthians 2:4 ESV) What he means to say is that all of our eloquent words, methods and techniques will fall flat if it is not born, breathed and sustained under the Holy Spirit’s guidance. They apply just as much to Christians and the Church in our time. Psalm 110:1 and Matthew 22:43-44. ), 3. In accordance with the highlights or the key points in the message, find fictional narratives, real experiences, stories or testimonies to illustrate your point. What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? It is a devastatingly honest record that is consistent with our instinctive knowledge of human beings today. Great piece..really helped (Hittites, Sargon), No other book has been published in as many languages. A proper approach to the Bible involves recognizing that we cannot understand all that the Scriptures reveal, but what we are able to understand is beautifully harmonized and is the only accurate source of knowledge about God and faith in Him. I would say the word by explaining not quoting as it is. That was written 4000 years ago. once again thank you again patorji for the wonderful post. How much can we take to be true and authoritative? Please sir, I will need your prayer support, for me to be able to memorize and quote the word of God aright when ministering. What should I avoid? Q. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. That was an essential key to victory in his public ministry among the masses, and private ministry among his disciples. This requires effort on our part. Write down your inferences and key points from the passage you are dealing with. 3. Somehow the people had the idea that these things were not sins, or that they could do them and get away with th… All the books of Bible were written in the early days of human knowledge when authors were not aware of modern discoveries. The Word of God is Pure, Solid Truth. For eg: Jesus is alive! What is God’s verdict? And not too long ago a young shepherd boy found scrolls that were over 2,000 years old. (Evidence, p. 23). We would be more than glad to help you with it. Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.”. Yet his study has led him to deny a Creator rather than worship Him. And you have an enemy who will do anything to keep you from consistency in your time with God’s Word. Their own claims are fully vindicated. 7. Broussard is using the word of God to get through it Using the teachings from the Bibel: Broussard hosts a weekly Bible study every Monday, preaching the word of God … 9. i find this very interest, Jeremy Silwal! Isaiah 40:22-He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth. The Word of the Lord came to the prophets: Jeremiah 1:2; Hosea 1:1; Therefore, the Scriptures are the very expression of God and must be as absolutelyauthoritative and absolutely perfect as He is or. Take time to read the chapters before and after the passage just in case you are not familiar with the context. 5. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent and equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17 ESV) Once you have studied the text well, you need to find relevant points that will serve to teach, reprove, correct and train the body of Christ. Various books reflect the writers' personal characteristics in style and vocabulary, and their personalities are often expressed in their thoughts, opinions, confusion, prayers, or fears. What am I supposed to do? only 50 years after Voltaire's death, the Geneva Bible Society used his press and house to produce stacks of Bibles. My Passion is the Word of God and Study It. He came in fulfillment of OT. one thing is needful here, stick to your bible, not reading as usual but study, be serious with it. That’s not essential. It was written by more than 40 authors over about 1600 years, it is still one book, not a collection of books. In the last section he had to deal with their “cheap” worship and contempt for the ritual; and in the next section he will address the problem of divorce and marriage to pagans. 2. This should continue irrespective of a preaching appointment. As a minister of the word, it is essential for you to know the Scriptures well. How will it help you grow to maturity in Christ? What does God reveal about himself to all mankind? 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. Your job is simply to teach the Word of God. Definition: The supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit in which He superintended the human authors of canonical Scripture, so that their individual personalities composed and recorded without error God's revelation to humanity in the words of the original autographs. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). “While I do not think that, if there is a god, his plan for me will be altered by prayer, I’m more grateful than I can say.” Carl Sagan has studied astron… Nevertheless, under the guiding hand of God they produced the 66 books, in which there is amazing unity and constant evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit in directing what was written. Does it matter what our authority is? He was the current authority on the cosmos. God will surely give you the grace. How will God’s Word help you in handling difficult relationships with family or friends? This is what Apostle Paul says, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV) The reason he could ask the people so boldly to follow or imitate him, was because he had been following and imitating Jesus himself. Jesus taught in parables. He quoted from OT in every important section of NT, often from books most disputed by liberals, e.g. The Scriptures will be a guardian over our minds to protect them. Allow them enough space to come up with their own applications and practices. They will get their main course through the week, as they learn to walk with God and depend more on him. In fact, ironically, only 50 years after Voltaire's death, the Geneva Bible Society used his press and house to produce stacks of Bibles. He said, “I am the truth.”He did not accommodate Himself to the misconceptions of His age, as has been charged by liberal critics. This is the only way to please God. How is the Scripture different from other books written hundreds of years ago, e.g. However, I have been burdened for young leaders out there who have been struggling to minister from the word after years of knowing and walking with God. Every passage of the scripture is divinely inspired and is written for a reason. Was it received, collected, read and used--. What is it useful for? Pray that every listener be inspired to take their walk with God one notch higher after the ministry of the word. Isn’t that what Romans 1:18-20 says? And as we teach, the ones we’re helping. Apostolic authority or approval was the primary test for canonicity. MEDITATION OF THE WORD IS FOOD PROVISION. (Did it have the God’s life transforming power?). Jesus reveals what God is like. The preaching and exposition of God’s Word during the worship service is more than giving people knowledge of God’s Word or moral instruction. Through what means? Luke 24:27--all Scriptures concerning Himself were accurate. John 5:39-40. The Word of God is our absolute, and not prophecy or the words of any minister of God, or even a Prophet. A person like Jesus Christ could never have been the invention of mortal man. God’s Word alone is eternally trustworthy. ), 4. How the Word of God is Active. Compared to the few manuscripts of ancient writings that are existent, there are 13,000 manuscript copies of portions of the NT, some dating from as early as the second century. I don’t understand anything about atomic energy, but I believe in it and I’ve seen evidence of its power. Your email address will not be published. Whenever there are such violations out of control in the people--people who claim to be followers of the LORD--it is almost always due to bad teaching. 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