THE BIBLE

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16

THE BIBLE SAYS…

JOSHUA 1:8

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

MATTHEW 24:35

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

ROMANS 10:17

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

HEBREWS 4:12

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

REVELATION 22:18-19

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

THEREFORE…

WE LOVE AND THINK ABOUT THE BIBLE: It inspires us.

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” Psalms 119:97

WE READ THE BIBLE: It strengthens us.

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

WE MEMORIZE THE BIBLE: It protects us.

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalms 119:11

WE DEPEND ON THE BIBLE: It is our trustworthy guide for life.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalms 1:1-3

WE STUDY THE BIBLE: We are thankful for those who have accurately translated God’s Word into our language, and we strive to fully comprehend its’ truths.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

WE DO NOT NEGLECT IT: It renews our strength, and gives us life.

“I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.” Psalm 119:93

WE SHARE THE BIBLE: It explains to others about God’s glory, and his wonderful plan of salvation.

“Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.” Psalms 96:6 

WE READ IT PUBLICLY: Unified public reading of the scriptures strengthens the whole church.

“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.” 1 Timothy 4:13

WE PREACH THE BIBLE: The Spirit-filled preaching of God’s Word produces vibrant, living faith in those who receive it.

“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life” 2 Corinthians 3:6

WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BRING THEIR BIBLES TO OUR MEETINGS: The best Bible an individual owns is the one they read regularly!

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” 1 Peter 2:2