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The Bible Teaches many truths about itself.
1. It claims God as its author
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. – 2 Timothy 3:16
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but
holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
-2 Peter 1:20-21
2. It claims that it is innerant and infallible
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. ? Psalm 19:7-8
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His word, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. ? Proverbs 30:5-6
3. It claims that it is complete
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. ? Revelation 22:18-19
4. It claims to authoritative
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproff, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. ? 2 Timothy 3:16-17
5. It claims to be effective
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. ? Isaiah 55:11
6. It claims to be interpretive
He who is of God hears God?s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God. ? John 8:47
The Bible offers limitless resources and blessings to the believer.
1. It is the source of truth
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth ? John 17:17
2. It is a source of happiness
But He said,? More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!? ? Luke 11:28
3. It is a sourceof spiritual growth
As newborn babies, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. ? 1 Peter 2:2
4. It is the source of power
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. ? Hebrews 4:12
5. It is the source of guidance
Your word is a lamp to my feet & a light to my path-Psalm 119:105
6. It is the source of comfort
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. ? Romans 15:4
7. It is the source of perfection
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work ? 2 Timothy 3:16
8. It is the source of victory over Satan
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ? Ephesians 6:17
I was mute with silence, I held my peace even from good; and my
sorrow was stirred up. My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue. ? NKJV
I kept quiet, not saying a word, not even about anything good! But my suffering only grew worse, and I was overcome with anxiety. The more I thought, the more troubled I became; I could not keep from asking. ? GNB
When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my
groaning all the day long. ? NKJV
When I did not confess my sins,
I was worn out from crying all day long. ? GNB
You who tear yourself in anger, Shall the earth be forsaken for you? Or shall the rock be removed from its place? – NKJV
You are only hurting yourself with your anger. Will the earth be deserted because you are angry? Will God move mountains to satisfy you? – GNB
Romans 12:17, 19
Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it written ?Vengeance in Mine, I will repay?, says the Lord. – NKJV
Never pay back evil for evil. Do things in such a way that
everyone can see you are honest clear through. – TLB
1 Peter 2:23
?. Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return;
when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed
Himself to Him who judges righteously; – NKJV
?. never answered back when insulted; when he suffered he
did not threaten to get even; he left his case in the
hands of God who always judges fairly. – TLB
?looking diligently lest anyone fall short of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble,
and by this many become defiled; – NKJV
??Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think?? ? Romans 12:26
Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, NKJV
Long ago, even before he made the world,
God chose us to be his very own, through what Christ would do for us;
he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault ?
we who stand before him covered with his love. ? TLB
?If you would prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward Him; if iniquity were in your hand, and you put it far away, and would not let wickedness dwell in your tents;then surely you could lift up your face with out spot;yes,you could be steadfast,and not fear; because you would forget your misery, and remember it as waters that have passed away, – NKJV
Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God. Put away evil and wrong from your home. Then face the world again, firm and courageous.
Then all your troubles will fade from your memory
like floods that are past and remembered no more. ? GNB
Let your eyes look straight ahead,
and your eyelids look right before you. – NKJV
Look straight ahead with honest confidence;
don?t hang your head in shame. – GNB
2 Corinthians 1:4
?and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day
according to the Scriptures. – NKJV
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.?NKJV
When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same any more. A new life has begun!-TLB
WHERE TO GET THE POWER YOU NEED
?I am your all-powerful God?
O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power
to His people. Blessed Be God! ? Psalm 68:35
WHEN CAN I COUNT ON GOD?S POWER?
WHEN I?M _________________________________________
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God,
the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints
nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Even the youths
shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall?
Isaiah 40:28,30 NKJV
WHEN I?VE _________________________________________
And He said to me, ?My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.? Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ?s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NKJV
WHEN I?M __________________________________________
The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed.
Psalm 41:3 NKJV
WHEN I?M ___________________________________________
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to
will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.
Romans 7:18 NKJV
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man;
but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond
what you are able, but with the temptation will also make
the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 NKJV
WHAT CAN I DO TO RECEIVE GOD?S POWER?
A mans pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor
Proverbs 29:23 NKJV
I am the vine, you are the branches, He who abides in Me,
and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
?that your faith should not be in the
wisdom of men but in the power of God
1 Corinthians 2:5NKJV
?and if children, then heirs ? heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Romans 8:17 NKJV
THE PATH TO PERSONAL PEACE
HOW GOD MEETS YOUR DEEPEST NEEDS ? PART 5
3 SOURCES OF TENSION
When circumstances are ______________________________
When people are ____________________________________
When problems are __________________________________
?I am the God of Peace?
?Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not
your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.?
John 14:27 (NKJV)
I. ACCEPT ____________________________________________.
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever
state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know
how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both
to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:11-13 (NKJV)
II. TRUST _____________________________________________.
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
For to be carnally minded is death,
but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Romans 8:6 (NKJV)
Great peace have those who love Your law,
and nothing causes them to stumble.
Psalm 119:165 (NKJV)
Therefore, having been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 (NKJV)
LEARNING TO TRUST GOD
HOW GOD MEETS YOUR DEEPEST NEEDS
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach,
and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.
Philippians 4:19 NIV
?According to your faith it will be done to you.?
Matthew 9:29 NIV
These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests gold and purifies it – and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold; so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day of his return.
1 Peter 1:7 TLB
FOUR LIFE TESTS
1. The ________________________________________________ test:
How will I ___________________________________?
?? and call upon me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you will honor me.?
Psalm 50:15 (NIV)
My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me, the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
Jeremiah 2:13 (NIV)
2. The ________________________________________________ test:
How will I ___________________________________?
Put no more confidence in mortal men. What are they worth?
Isaiah 2:22 (TEV)
But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me.
Jeremiah 17:7 (TEV)
??Then you will know that I am the Lord;
no who waits for my help will be disappointed.?
Isaiah 49:23b (TEV)
3. The ________________________________________________ test:
Will I _______________________________________?
So when you make a promise to God, keep it as quickly as possible. He has no use for a fool. Do what you promise to do.
Ecclesiastes 5:4 (TEV)
Those who obey him will not be punished.
The wise man will find a time and a way to do what he says.
Ecclesiastes 8:5 (TLB)
4. The ________________________________________________ test:
What will be _________________________________?
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
The Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says to the people,
?Come back and quietly trust in me.
Then you will be strong and secure.? But you refuse to do it.
Isaiah 30:15 (TEV)
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 1:12 (NKJV)
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