“In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1) The fourth word in the Bible must be understood or the rest of the Bible will make no sense.
Two weeks ago, we looked at the foundational truths of God. He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and sovereign.
Last week, we looked at the attributes of God. Holy, love, mercy, grace, peace, and longsuffering.
This week, knowing these truths, we will be challenged to take God’s word to our friends, neighbors, and enemies. We will learn what it means to fulfill the Great Commission of Matthew 28.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16)
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands,that the word of God be not blasphemed.(Titus 2:3-5)
God uses the Bible to communicate truth to the unbeliever and believer.
It is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness.
We are commanded to teach God’s word through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
We are to teach the things God has taught us.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001