Monday, March 17, 2014

March 18, 2014

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 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.” II Timothy 3:14-17

Are you enjoying the reading of the New Testament yet?

I’m not tired of preaching about it!

In week one I talked about the importance of being to the Word to help you overcome the pressures and temptations of the world.

In week two I shared four proofs for the truth of the Word.

Sunday I preached about the Person of the Word, Jesus, God’s Son.

So, we have learned about proofs of the Word and the Person of the Word. Next Sunday we will learn about the purpose of the Word.

According to verses 14 and 15, Paul writes to the young Timothy to say the first purpose of the Word is to lead you to salvation.

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Romans 10:17

The Word of God brings you to salvation because it convicts you of your sin.
The Word of God brings you to salvation because it introduces you to the Savior. You learn about Jesus through the Word of God.

The Word of God brings you to salvation because the Spirit of God speaks through the Word calling you repentance.

Have you received God’s salvation?

Have you confessed your sins to Him?

Have you repented and turned from your sins?

Have you trusted Christ as your Savior and only hope for Heaven?

Has His Spirit witnessed to your Spirit that you are a child of God?