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CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP

THE BIBLE
IS WHAT

GOD SAYS

The Bible is the Written Word of GOD to man. It is one of the ways GOD reveals Himself and His will to us. It is a written account of His will. All of our Christianity is based upon what we learn from the Bible.

THE BIBLE Is Truth.


God Told Men What to Write In The Holy Bible
The Bible is the book that contains GODs Truth. GOD told (inspired) the writers what they should include in the Bible. No one can interpret the Bible without the aid of the Holy Spirit.

II Peter 1: 20,21 John 17:17

John 17: 17 Sanctify them (Christians) by the Truth; Your word is Truth.

II Peter 1: 20 21

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophets own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. In other words, men did not make up what they wrote in the Bible. They were inspired by Gods Holy Spirit what to write. The same Holy Spirit in the Christian interprets the Bible

What Is Truth?
Truth is Whats Really There!
Truth stands whether or not you agree with it or understand it. A majority will not determine truth. Opinions or situations will not alter truth. GOD has established absolute truth by way of physical and spiritual laws that can be depended upon. They never change!

The Bible is the Written Word of GOD


IT WILL NEVER PASS AWAY

The Word of GOD is Eternal, it will never pass away. It can be counted upon
Luke 21:33 I Peter 1:25

Luke 21: 33 Heaven and Earth will Pass Away, but my words will never pass away.

1 Peter 1:25 But the Word of the Lord Stands Forever.

A Testament Is A Contract or Covenant


The Bible Has An Old Testament and A New Testament
God has made a contract with Christians; IF YOU WILL OBEY, THEN I WILL BE YOUR GOD. Fundamental to Christianity is our willingness to OBEY GOD. Too many Christians try to live good lives apart from GOD!! John 15:5

John 15: 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit, apart from me you can do nothing. You can be a productive Christian by remaining in Christ Jesus is the source of Life The Vine Or you can do the best you can without Christ Nothing (Dead Works)

A guilty Old Testament Israelite that sinned before God must offer a sacrificial offering for his sins, in the way that God had appointed. 1. The sinner goes out to his fields and selects a lamb, or a young calf, to be his sacrificial offering. 2. He brings his sacrifice to the priest, and the priest inspects it, to be sure that it is a perfect sacrifice, suitable for atonement. 3. The guilty man then lays his hands upon the animals head. 4. Then the sacrificial animal is slain. The priest takes his blood and sprinkles it upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle.

All those elaborate ceremonies and sacrifices of the Old Testament were designed by God to point men to Christ, the true sacrifice for sin.

"Father forgive them, for they know not what they do". Luke 23:34

"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise". Luke 23:43 "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" - which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46 "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. Luke 23:46 "It is finished." John 19:30

The BIBLE Tells Us How To Live

Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet, and a Light Unto My Path

Psalm 119:105 ll Timothy 3:16,17

Psalms 119: 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. II Timothy 3: 16 17 All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

We Are To Study The Bible

Acts 17:11

The Scriptures Have Power to Make You Wise


II Timothy 3:15

Christians should practice daily reading, study and meditation of the Bible. The Bible should become a part of the Christians daily life. Each Christian should pray for the Holy Spirits explanation of GODs word each time it is read.

OR
Casual Surface Study

In-Depth Study

Acts 17: 11
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

II Timothy 3: 15
How from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Old Covenant Priesthood


GOD

Levitical Priest

NEW Covenant Priesthood


GOD

We Have Become Priests

I Peter 2:9

NEWCovenant Priesthood Old Covenant Priesthood


GOD

Levitical Priest

We Have Become Priests

I Peter 2:9

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, a people for Gods own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

The Bible Has 66 Books


39 Old Testament Books & 27 New Testament Books
The Bible was written over a period of 1500 Years Written By Kings, Peasants, Poets, Herdsmen, Fishermen, Scientists, Farmers, Priests, Tent Makers and Governors

Covers Topics of Philosophy, Poetry, Prophecy, Theology, History, Science and Sociology

Jesus Speaking in the Book of Luke


Luke 11:28
Jesus replied, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.

The way to happiness is Obedience to God. People go through life seeking happiness in many different ways. There is only ONE WAY to eternal happiness. Seek GODs direct word rather than council from men. A DAILY habit of prayer and Bible study is

absolutely necessary.

Luke 11:28 Jesus replied, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.

We Can Trust The Bible


Believe Trust Faith
Knowledge (Believe): Watching others will convince you that the bridge will hold you.

Emotion: I want to cross over the bridge.


Action (Trust-Faith): Must be exercised before the bridge will provide any help. Committing to the bridge will transport you to the other side. The Christian must obtain Knowledge from Gods Word, desire GODs promises and ACT upon his Knowledge. Jesus Christ Is The Bridge To Eternal Life.

Assignment for the Week: Select a time and place to read the Bible each day. Start with the book of John if not already into a daily Bible reading discipline. Read a chapter a day.