My sermon notes for Sunday morning, July 4th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week.
2 Timothy 3:16–17
- We are continuing from where Pastor Brett preached last week.
- We say we are people of the Bible… BUT ARE WE REALLY.
- Do we really trust the Bible as the Word of God?
- If we did it would seem we would live our life a little different.
- It would seem we would conduct our church life a little different.
SCRIPTURE IS TRUE
All Scripture is breathed out by God
It is God’s perfect Word.
- The Word of God
- Inspiration (supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit)
- Divine authority
- From God and About God
The Bible was written by the Holy Spirit through Human Personality
2 Peter 1:20-21 –  And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,  knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.  For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (ESV)
God is truth – Deut. 32:4
Jesus is truth – John 14:6
The Spirit is truth – 1 John 5:6
The Word is truth – John 17:17
SCRIPTURE IS PROFITABLE
and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness
It changes our mind, heart, and life.
- Useful, beneficial, advantageous
- The sufficiency of Scripture
- Meet all the spiritual needs of His people
- Teaching – Doctrine. What is right.
- What God wants me to know… that is true
- Reproof – Discernment. What is not right
- What God wants me to know… that is not true
- Correction – Direction. How to get right
- How God wants to me to live
- Training – Discipline. How to live right
- How God wants me to live for
NOTICE…the Bible is not a mere rule book. The Bible is the means by which I can
- KNOW HIM
- LIVE A LIFE THAT IS PLEASING TO HIM
- LIVE A LIFE THAT GLORIFIES HIM
- LIVE A LIFE OF OBEDIENCE AND BLESSING
THEREFORE, WE MUST BE PEOPLE THAT:
- Cherish the Bible – First thing is to just love God’s Word.
- Believe it
- Trust in it
- Read the Bible – Second, we read it.
- Often, Daily
- Think upon the Bible – Third, we allow the Word of God to consume our thoughts.
- Meditate on it
- Memorize it – Write it out and reflect upon the Word
- Dig Deeper into the Bible – Fourth, we grow in our knowledge and understanding of the Word.
- Study Bibles
- Theological References Books
- Listen to Sermons/Lectures
SCRIPTURE IS ESSENTIAL
that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work
Enables us all to live on mission for Him.
That the man of God
- A born-again believer
- Each one of us
- Individually = Corporately
- Able to meet the required expectations.
- To furnish perfectly
- To supply
- Properly fitted because all parts work together
For very good work
- All that God is calling us to do
- The doing of life
- Fulfilling the Great Commission
Notebook taught in Conference setting (PDF FILE)
Reading list and Bookstore page on pastorjonbeck.com (Bibles, Devotions, Bible Study Tools, Theological Reference Works
The Authority and Inerrancy of Scripture
The Sufficiency of Scripture
Baptist Confessions of Faith in American History
1742 – Philadelphia Confession of Faith
Of the Holy Scriptures
The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation. Therefore it pleased the Lord at sundry times and in divers manners to reveal himself, and to declare that his will unto his church; and afterward for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan, and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which maketh the Holy Scriptures to be most necessary, those former ways of God’s revealing his will unto his people being now ceased.
(2Tim. 3:15-17; Isa. 8:20; Luke 16:29, 31; Eph. 2:20; Rom. 1:19-21, 2:14,15; Psalm 19:1-3; Heb.1:1; Prov. 22:19-21; Rom. 15:4; 2 Pet. 1:19,20)
1833 – New Hampshire Baptist Confession
Of the Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction (1); that it has God for its author, salvation for its end (2), and truth without any mixture of error for its matter (3); that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us (4); and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union (5), and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried (6).
1. 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Sam. 23:2; Acts 1:16; 3:21; John 10:35; Luke 16:29-31; Psa. 119:11; Rom. 3:1-2
2. 2 Tim. 3:15; 1 Pet. 1:10-12; Acts 11:14; Rom. 1:16; Mark 16:16; John 5:38-39
3. Prov. 30:5-6; John 17:17; Rev. 22:18-19; Rom. 3:4
4. Rom. 2:12; John 12:47-48; 1 Cor. 4:3-4; Luke 10:10-16; 12:47-48
5. Phil. 3:16; Eph. 4:3-6; Phil. 2:1-2; 1 Cor. 1:10; 1 Pet. 4:11
6. 1 John 4:1; Isa. 8:20; 1 Thess. 5:21; 2 Cor. 8:5; Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:6; Jude 3:5; Eph. 6:17; Psa. 119:59-60; Phil. 1:9-11
1858 – Abstract of Principles – The founding doctrinal statement of the first Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.
Baptist Faith & Message 1925
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tried.
Luke 16:29-31; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Eph. 2:20; Heb. 1:1; 2 Peter 1:19-21; John 16:13-15; Matt. 22:29-31; Psalm 19:7-10;
Baptist Faith & Message 1963
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God judges us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.
Ex. 24:4; Deut. 4:1-2; 17:19; Josh. 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isa. 34:16; 40:8; Jer. 15:16; 36; Matt. 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Rom. 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Heb. 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.
The Baptist Faith and Message – 2000
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Romans 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.
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