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The Bible

Holy Scriptures

The Word of God

Inspired Word of God
Writers not inspired,
The Holy Spirits influence brought to bear upon the minds of men who wrote the scriptures into the written and permanent form of the truth which GOD had communicated to them.

2 Peter 1:20-21
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of ones own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God

Moved - borne along, carried, like a leaf is borne along by the river currents

Book of Books

A Library

Consisting of 66 portions

About 40 Authors . . . . .over 1800 years and from different countries

Old and New Testaments (covenants) with Jesus Christ as its central theme

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  1. 1. An Old Farmers Advice:* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.* Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.* Meanness dont jes happen overnight.* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you .* It dont take a very big person to carry a grudge.* You cannot unsay a cruel word.* Every path has a few puddles.
  2. 2. * When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.* The best sermons are lived, not preached.* Most of the stuff people worry about aint never gonna happen, anyway.* Dont judge folks by their relatives.* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and thinkback, youll enjoy it a second time.* Dont interfere with somethin that aint botherin you none.* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin.* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.* The biggest troublemaker youll probably ever have to deal with, watchesyou from the mirror every mornin.
  3. 3. * Always drink upstream from the herd. * Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from badjudgment.* Lettin the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin it back in.* If you get to thinkin youre a person of some influence, try orderinsomebody elses dog around . * Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the restto God.* All the sun and rain in the world wont grow yer crops . . Without GOD.* It jus don‟t pay to be lazy.* At the end o yer life what really matters is family and friends and most ofall God.* Every word in the Book is true, yup every word.
  4. 4. The BibleHoly ScripturesThe Word of GodInspired Word of GodWriters not inspired. . .
  5. 5. The Holy Spirits influence brought to bear upon theminds of men who wrote the scriptures into the writtenand permanent form of the truth which GOD hadcommunicated to them.2 Peter 1:20-21But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scriptureis a matter of ones own interpretation, for no prophecywas ever made by an act of human will, but men movedby the Holy Spirit spoke from GodMoved - borne along, carried, like a leaf is borne alongby the river currents
  6. 6. Book of BooksA LibraryConsisting of 66 portionsAbout 40 Authors . . . . .over 1800years and from different countriesOld and New Testaments (covenants)with Jesus Christ as its centraltheme
  7. 7. Hebrews 1:1-2 God after He spoke long ago to thefathers in the prophets in many portions and in manyways,2605 times the Old Testament claims to be GodsWordWriters wereprophets, priests, kings, farmers, fisherman, exiles, some were rich others poor.God „spoke‟ through; visions, directwords, parables, types, symbols, ceremonies, theophanies, angels, and with His own audible voice
  8. 8. Hebrews 1:2 In these last days has spoken to us inHis Son whom He appointed heir of allthings, through whom also He made all the worldThe New Testament writers claim they wrote TheWords of God 1320 timesThe writers never „justify‟ or apologize for what theysay. . .no self consciousnessGod “breathed” out what the writers, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, were to record for all time and eternity
  9. 9. The Power of Gods breathPsalms 33:6By the Word of the Lord the heavens were made, Andby the breath of His mouth all there host.So what does all this have to with me?78 hours to read the bible through . . .15 minutes a dayMore than half the books (portions) ofthe bible can be read in less than 30minutes
  10. 10. Prerequisites to reading and understanding The BibleBe a Christian1 Corinthians 2:14But a natural man does not accept the things of theSpirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and hecannot understand them, because they are spirituallyappraised.Passion to study/Motivated1 Peter 2:2Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of theWord, so that by it you may grow up in to salvation