04 The Bible Reveals God and his will for our lives (Heb 1:1-2, 2Tim 3:12-17)


Sermon Outline



I.               How do we know God?

a.     Creation (Rom 1:19-20, Ps 8:3-4)

b.     Self-revelation (Heb 1:1-2, Gen 1-3)

                                               i.     God took the initiative to approach humanity!

                                             ii.     The Son is the supreme revelation of God! (John 5:37-39, Heb 1:3, Jn 14:9-11)

c.     The Bible reveals God to us (John 20:31)

II.             How do we know God’s will for our life

a.     It would be easy to simply tell you God’s will for you (1Th 5:16-18, et al.)

b.     The Bible is wisdom imparting (2Tim 3:15)

                                               i.     Is the NT included in the Scriptures Paul is talking about? (1Tim 5:18, Dt 25:4, Lk 10:7, 2Pt 3:16)

c.     How does it do that? (2Tim 3:16-17)

                                               i.     God breathed

1.     Implications of this are many:

a.     When we obey the Word we are obeying God and are blessed (Ex 19:5, Dt 11;27, Jer 7:23)

b.     When we ignore the Word we are ignoring God (Ex 5:2, Jer 7:24)

c.     When we disobey the Word we are disobeying God and under a curse (Dt 8:20, 11:28, Jn 3:36)

                                             ii.     Teaches & Reproves (Heb 4:12)

                                           iii.     Corrects & Trains in Righteousness

                                            iv.     Equips us for good works

III.           Conclusion (2Tim 2:15)


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