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The Authority of the Bible

The following scriptures and notes are not intended to give an all inclusive or exclusive view on the matter. However it is an attempt to lead you in studying the Word of God i.e. the Bible; and allow GOD to speak to youexplain to you and draw you closer.

My challenge to you is this:

Read 1 to 3 scriptures of these daily and meditate on what they mean, what implications they have for your life and how you could allow them to change your life in a practical way.

(Please take note that though most verses are the same, some verses might shift one or two in numbering as they are taken from a German Bible.)

The Basics:

Matthew 4:4; Isaiah 55:10+11; John 1:1+14; 1 Tim. 2:4;

The Bible is the basis for our faith. Knowing what it contains and what that content means will deepen our understanding…strengthen our convictions… lead us to make decisions, take positions and act upon what we believe.

1. The Word of God is infallible

2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21;

Belief in the Bible and its infallibility gives us a guideline to life.

2. The Word of God is/contains the thoughts of God

Isaiah 55:7-11

The Word of God and God are one. As God never changes, His word does neither. i.e. the authority and timeliness remain.

3. The Word of God has strength and gives strength

Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12;

4. The Word of God provides spiritual life

2 Peter 1:3-4; Psalm 119:89+160; Matthew 24:35; John 8:31-32+37;

The Word of God provides us with core values in a time of chaos regarding definite values and morale. From beginning to end it is truth.

5. The Word of God effects:

A. Faith (Romans 10:17)

B. New Birth (i.e. conversion to God) (1 Peter 1:23 describes this experience)

C. Physical Healing (Psalm 107:20; Proverbs 4:20-22)

D. Victory over sin and guilt (Psalm 119:11;) (to answer the question of what Christians may or may not do study: 1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17; we find two principles: 1. To do all things to honour God. 2. To do everything in the name of Christ and say thanks to God through Him) (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)

E. Victory over Satan (Ephesians 6:17; 1 John 2:14; 1 Corinthians 2:11-12; Revelation 22:18+19)

6. How does God speak to us?

– Personally (Genesis 3:8-9)

– Through prophets (Isaiah 1:2)

– Jesus (Luke 5:1)

7. What do we do with the Word of God?

– Listen/Hear/Absorb (Acts 17:11)

– Understand (Matthew 13:23)

– Love (Psalm 119:47)

– Look forward to it in joy (Psalm 119:16)

– Treasure (Psalm 119:11)

– Trust (Psalm 119:42+74+81)

– Follow (Psalm 119:9)

Revelation 22:18-19

 

GOD has a positive answer

 YOU SAY   GOD SAYS   BIBLE VERSES  
You say:  ‘It’s impossible’ God says:   All things are possible (Luke 18:27)
You say:  ‘I’m too tired’ God says:  I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
You say:  ‘Nobody really loves me’ God says:  I love you (John 3:1   6 & John 3:34 )
You say:  ‘I can’t go on’ God says:  My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say:  ‘I can’t figure things out’ God says:  I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-   6)
You say:  ‘I can’t do it’ God says:  You can do all things ( Philippians 4:13)
You say:  ‘I’m not able’ God says:  I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: ‘It’s not worth it’ God says:  It will be worth it (Roman 8:28 )
You say:  ‘I can’t forgive myself’ God says:  I Forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say:  ‘I can’t manage’ God says:  I will supply all your needs ( Philippians 4:19)
You say:  ‘I’m afraid’ God says:  I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)
You say:  ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’ God says:  Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)
You say:  ‘I’m not smart enough’ God says:  I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)
You say:  ‘I feel all alone’ God says:  I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)