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The Relevancy of the Scriptures


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By Mike Smith A brief look at the need and value of the Scriptures (God's Inspired Word) for mankind today.

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The Relevancy of the Scriptures

  1. 1. Introduction:•Many people ask, Are the Scripturesreally relevant for us today?•It is also good to ask, If the Scripturesare relevant for us today, should welive by them and teach them?•Let us with open hearts examine thesethings.
  2. 2. Why Is the Word of GodRelevant for Us?•Because it is true and proven!•They’re in perfect harmony…•even though there are 40 writersand spans 1500 years of history•It talks of facts man did notunderstand until many years later.•Hydrologic cycle Job 36:27-28;Eccl. 1:7, Earth revolves daily Job38:12-14, Light spectrum Job38:24•What else we can learn?Psalm119:151;John17:17
  3. 3. God Meant For Us ToLearn Them!•It is for us to learn… Deut. 29:29;Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16-17•To help us: it is our completecurriculum for every good work.•To do and teach: Mt. 28:20•To guide us: It has all things thatpertain to life… through theknowledge God has revealed tous. 2 Peter 1:3•Tell us how to make a good life…1 Peter 3:8-12; Eph. 4:28Eccl. 12:13
  4. 4. They Give Wisdom!•How…•It begins with the fear of the Lord.Prov. 9:10; Mt. 10:28•We must listen. Prov. 2:6; 23:23•Must be teachable… Prov.4:1-7•Must do them… Ps. 111:10Why get it…•It is valuable… Prov. 16:16•It will bless you… Prov. 19:8•It will bring happiness… Prov. 3:13•They give us understanding…Ps. 119:99, 104
  5. 5. They Give SpiritualStrength!•They contain God’s thoughts andwill for us! 1 Corinthians 2:9-16•The Scriptures save us whenobeyed. Romans 1:16; John 17:17•The Word of God reproves, rebukesand exhorts us. 2 Timothy 4:2•They help us grow as we should.1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18•It imparts to us a fullness of faith…Heb. 10:22; 5:12-14; Eph. 4:13-16;Heb.11:6; Rom. 10:17
  6. 6. Conclusion:•As we have seen, the Scriptures are veryrelevant for us today. 2 Peter 1:3•They contain untold knowledge andunderstanding that awaits our learning.•Through the Scriptures God has given us,…all things that pertain to life and godliness.•We’ve also seen that we’re required toconstantly live by and teach them so wemay experience the promise of a good lifenow and eternally. 1 Timothy 4:8•Are you ready to start following Christ?