Tell Us Plainly

Text: John 10:22-27 This Was Not a Sincere Request of Those Genuinely Seeking Truth The Jews asked Jesus to tell them plainly if He was the Christ (v. 24) — yet this request had already been granted (v. 25) Same thing happens today — on various subjects, man wants a plain answer; God has already […]

Blessings and Burdens of Spiritual Independence

Text: 2 Peter 1:3 Through the provisions He has given, God has made it so that each of us can faithfully serve Him, regardless of what others might choose to do. This is not to say that we should not work together, or that we cannot help one another, but rather that we must take […]

Many Other Things

Text: John 21:25 The Bible is Concise – this is by design The Bible is Understandable – in order to produce belief The Bible has Everything We Need – we are not missing any information necessary to please God Read the article: Many Other Things

How to Approach the Bible

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 Recognize that it is from God – 2 Timothy 3:16 Realize that it was intended for us – Acts 1:8; 2:39 Understand that we can understand it – Ephesians 3:4 Intend to put it into practice – James 1:22 Know that we will be judged by it – John 12:48

Our Attitude toward God’s Word

Text: Nehemiah 8 Attitude of the Listeners (v. 1-6) They wanted to hear (v. 1) They paid attention (v. 3) They were not in a hurry (v. 3) They respected it (v. 5) They were humble (v. 6) How the Speaker Presented It (v. 7-8) Read from the book Translated to give the sense – […]

The Bible

The Bible is unique – 2 Timothy 3:16 The Bible is the truth – John 17:17 The Bible is timeless – 1 Peter 1:25 The Bible is authoritative – Matthew 28:18; John 16:13 The Bible is understandable – Ephesians 3:4 The Bible reveals God’s will – 1 Corinthians 2:10-16

Taking Away the Seed

Text: Luke 8:12 How does Satan take away the seed of God’s word? “We can’t understand the Bible” “One interpretation is just as good as another” “I have (or my family has) always done/believed this” “Grace will cover our sins regardless of what we do”