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The Importance of the Bible

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Undertanding the importance of the Bible increases your faith and helps you defend what you believe.

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Psalm 119:105 NIV
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Hebrews 4:12 NIV
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Psalm 18:30 NIV
As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
James 1:22 NIV
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
psalm 119:105
Psalm 119:105 NIV
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

What is the Bible?

What is the Bible?

A. The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God.

B. The Bible is a collection (library) of books.

C. The Bible has 66 books.

D. The Bible covers approximately 7,000 years of history.

E. It is divided into two main sections. . .

How did we get the Bible?

1. Old Testament contains 39 books.

2. New Testament contains 27 books.

F. The Old Testament was written primarily in Hebrew.

G. The Old Testament can be divided into 3 main parts. . .

1. History

2. Poetry

3. Prophecy

H. The New Testament was written primarily in Greek.

I. The New Testament is made up of letters and historical accounts.

J. It has a unity of subject, structure, and spirit.

K. It contains a consistent system of doctrinal, and moral utterances.

How did we get the Bible?

A. The Bible was written by at least 40 writers

Why do we need the Bible?

B. The Bible was written over a period of nearly 1500 years.

C. Over time, these writings were compiled into one document.

D. The Bible was then translated into different languages.

Why do we need the Bible?

A. __Revelation__ (,; ,)

Galatians 1:11–12 NIV
I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
gal 1:11
Romans 16:25–26 NIV
Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith—

1. Four Persons

a. The Father

b. The Son

c. The Holy Spirit

d. Satan

2. Three Classes of People

a. Jesus

b. Gentiles

c. The Church

3. Three Places

3. Three Places

a. Heaven

b. Earth

c. Hell

B. Illumination ()

Psalm 119:105 NIV
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

C. Validation ( ,)

2 Timothy 3:16–17 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

D. Instruction ( ,)

2 Timothy 3:16–17 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

E. Correction( ,)

2 Timothy 3:16–17 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Conclusion

Never forget the importance and reliability of the Bible

Never forget the power of the Word of Go

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