All Scripture is Inspired by God

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Process of Inspiration

  • God revealed His message to man (Hebrews 1:1-2)
  • Work of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10-13) — avenue of prophecy (2 Peter 1:20-21), guidance of apostles (John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13)

Characteristics of the Inspired Word

  • True (Psalm 119:160) — because God is always true (Titus 1:2)
  • Timeless (1 Peter 1:25) — because man’s needs do not change (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
  • Understandable (Ephesians 3:4) — as our Creator, God knows how to communicate with us (Genesis 1:27)
  • Unchanging (Galatians 1:6-9) — because God does not change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8)

It is Useful to Us

  • For teaching” — setting forth the truth (John 17:17)
  • “For reproof” — condemning sin & error (John 16:8)
  • For correction” — showing the path to repentance (Acts 14:15)
  • For training” — producing growth  (Acts 20:32)

It Has Everything We Need

  • In learning how to please God, we don’t need to look anywhere but His word (2 Peter 1:3)
  • The inspired word makes us complete
  • The inspired word equips us for every good work

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