SERMON NOTES


John 1:1-5 NIV

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Divisions in the Hebrew Bible
THE LAW – 5 BOOKS
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
THE PROPHETS – 8 BOOKS
Former Prophets – Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings
Latter Prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Twelve
THE WRITINGS – 11 BOOKS
Poetical Books – Psalms, Proverbs, Job
Five Rolls – Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Esther, Ecclesiastes
Historical Books – Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles

Luke 24:44 NIV
44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

Hebrews 1:1-2 NIV

1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

Tests of Canonicity
Apostolicity
Spiritual content
Doctrinal soundness
Church usage
Divine inspiration

2 Timothy 3:14-17 NIV
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Peter 1:20-21 NIV

20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 4:4 NIV

4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. – Chapel Springs Assembly of God Statement of Faith

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Yes, that’s the book for me
I stand alone on the Word of God
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The B – I – B – L – E
Yes, that’s the book for me
I read and pray, trust and obey
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