Foundations: Part 1 July 6, 2014
“Why the Bible?”
“Jesus replied, ‘Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?’” Mark 12:24
Why do we need to know and use the Bible as Christians?
1) God’s Word is powerful
-The fact that God has appointed His Word to be uniquely powerful means thatGod’s Word can do what nothing else can.
– The fact that the Bible contains a message that is the very power of God means that the Gospel should be at the heart of everything we teach.
2) God’s Word is useful
2 Timothy 3:16-17
-The result of using God’s Word is that it equips us. It moves us towards maturity and good works.
-This is one reason we MUST be committed to teaching God’s Word and not man’s opinion.
3) God’s Word is effective
-The fact that God’s Word is effective means that we don’t have to wonder whether or not what we are teaching is going to work in people’s lives.
What you can expect from me:
-Thorough study and prep
-Biblical, methodical teaching
-I will pray for you
-You can expect me to mess-up
What I’m asking of you:
-Extend grace when I mess-up
-Don’t forget your brain
-Please, pray for me!