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2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Psalm 19:7-11 “The Greatness of God’s Word”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Aug 8th. 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. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook at TBC Facebook We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon at TBC Youtube Channel

Scripture – The Greatness Of God’s Word

Being the Church of the Living God. 1 Timothy 3:15 if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

Intro Thoughts

First Things First…Laying a foundation for the Greatness of God’s Word

God Has Faithfully Spoken to His People

God spoke through decrees

A decree of God is a word of God that causes something to happen

God spoke through the prophets

God spoke to man through the prophets.  To disbelieve or disobey any of the words of the prophets was to disbelieve and disobey God.  Anyone who claimed to be speaking for Him, but was not was severely punished. (Ezek. 13:1-7, Deut. 10:20-22.)

Deut. 18:18-20 – “I will put my words in his mouth….”

Jer. 1:9 – “I have put my word in your mouth.”

God spoke through Jesus Christ

John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (ESV)

John 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (ESV)

Rev. 19:13 – [11] Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. [12] His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. [13] He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. (ESV)

Word

In Christ we have seen THE GLORY OF GOD

God SPEAKS THROUGH HOLY SCRIPTURE

There is a progressive nature of how God has spoken in redemptive history

  1. Decrees
  2. Prophets
  3. Jesus
  4. The Bible

God’s Written Word

In the New Testament Jesus promises that the Holy Spirit would bring to their remembrance the words which, He had spoken.

Key Verses

What makes God’s Word So Great (Key Words – next week)

Authority – The Bible is God’s authoritative Word.

Infallibility – God’s word is without error.

Clarity – We can understand the Bible.

Necessity – The Bible is necessary for salvation and spiritual growth.

Sufficiency – The Word of God gives us all we need to live out the Christian life.

CONCLUSION:

The Foundation of all WE NEED has been given to us by God.  Through the PERFECT WORD WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL….

2 Peter 1:3–4 – [3] His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, [4] by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. (ESV)

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