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Faithlife

Necessity of the Bible (8-20-27)(RUSH)

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Welcome

Story of the individuals who drive vehicles backwards.
Set up to the fact that we are like that with ourselves.

We need Scripture for encouragement and growth.

The Text
2 Peter 1:3–4 ESV
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, 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.

3 Main Truths

We need Scripture to understand life.
We need Scripture to understand Scripture.
We need Scripture to apply Scripture.
Peter wrote this to a vague audience. Really he wrote to believers. I know that tonight there are some of us in here who are walking with the Lord and there are some of us who do not know Jesus like that. That’s okay. In order to understand this letter better here’s how we’re gonna do that. Through the lens and life of Peter.
Called - “normal guy fishing” and was called. Just like me. Normal kid. Normal church night and Jesus met me and asked me to Follow Him.
Part of the “sent.” Was a part of the mission of Jesus. Did Jesus’ work on Earth.
With Jesus feeding 5,000 & 4,000. Witnessed a crazy miracle.
Walked on water! Experienced a child-like faith in Jesus.
Affirmed by confession and also called Satan! Just like us…on a high point following the Lord and rebuked the next day.
Witnessed transfiguration and heard audible voice of God.

We need Scripture to understand “life.”

Peter wrote to believers to reveal that God’s granted all that we need to know about life through His Word.
The word “life,” Greek word “Zoe.” The word used here to describe life is the very word that means the course of existence for an individual or the actions and events that occur in living.
Psalm
Psalm 24:1–2 ESV
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
And...
Genesis 1:1 ESV
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Peter understood this in writing to this church because of the life Jesus revealed to him before ascending to heaven. Jesus literally sent them out in regards to normal everyday life when he sent them out in..
Matthew 10:5–15 ESV
These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics or sandals or a staff, for the laborer deserves his food. And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. As you enter the house, greet it. And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
Colossians 3:3–4 ESV
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

We need Scripture to understand Scripture.

Peter reminded the audience of the promises of God to understand the promise of the knowledge of Jesus.
2 Peter
2 Peter 1:3 ESV
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,
2 Peter 1:4 ESV
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.
The promises of God reveal the promise of Jesus from God.

We need Scripture to apply Scripture.

We need the scriptures to escape!
2 Peter 1:4 ESV
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.

How do we apply this?

Because God has granted all things through knowing Jesus, we need to understand we were made to worship Him IN ALL THINGS. Just like says, Jesus has called us to this and are you answering or rejecting it? Come talk to one of us afterwards if you want to answer this call.
Knowing God’s Word and His promises, equips us to partake in the divine nature which is a Spirit filled life killin’ it for Jesus. That means saying “yes,” to reading your Bibles and “no” to sin. Come talk to us as well if you think you need help in this area.

Conclusion

2 Peter 1:12–13 ESV
Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder,
2 Peter 1:13 ESV
I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder,
2 Peter 1:14 ESV
since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.
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