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.?