1. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • All Scripture is inspired by God

  • It is to be applied to our lives

2. Hebrews 4:12-13

  • The Word is relevant

  • The Word cuts (hurts)

  • Learn that it is good to

3. 2 Peter 1: 20-21

  • There is no private interpretation of the Bible

  • The Holy Spirit inspired the men who wrote the books of the Bible

4. John 8:31-32

  • Intellectual belief is not enough – nor can we go by our feelings

  • Everyone must hold on to and follow the teachings of Jesus to be a true disciple

  • Sincerity does not equal truth

  • Religious people can be wrong

5. Matthew 15:1-9

  • Do not go by traditions or creeds

  • Worship by traditions – which contradicts the Word of God – is worship in vain

6. 1 Timothy 4:16

  • Watch your life and doctrine closely – they are inseparable

  • Which is more important, life or doctrine? Neither – an airplane with only one wing cannot fly

  • Why is it so important to learn and to teach and to live the right doctrine? To save yourself and those who hear you.

7. Acts 17:10-12

  • A noble character in God’s eyes: great eagerness in receiving the message; examine Scriptures; daily; and believe – make decisions based on the Scriptures.

  • Must check what religious leaders say

  • Your challenge: Read and study the Bible every day!

8. James 1:22-25

  • The Word of God is a mirror

  • Do not forget what you see – “do what it says”

9. John 12:48

  • Why study the Bible? The Word will judge us

Decision: Will I live by the Bible or my feelings, traditions, desires, etc.?

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 4:12-13

12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

2 Peter 1: 20-21

20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation.

21 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.

John 8:31-32

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.

32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 15:1-9

1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,

2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”

3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?

4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.’

5 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,’

6 he is not to ‘honor his father’’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:

8 “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.

1 Timothy 4:16

16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Acts 17:10-12

10 As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.

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.

12 Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

James 1:22-25

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror

24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it–he will be blessed in what he does.

John 12:48

48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.