Know the Holy Scriptures

Scripture Passage: 
2 Timothy 3:15-17
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INTRODUCTION: God's people are to be a people of the word (Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 2:16). The scriptures are the writings of God (Romans 15:4)

  1. Scripture is Provided by God (2 Timothy 3:16; James 1:17)
    1. Its Scope -- All
    2. Its Sense -- Is Given
    3. Its Spirit -- By Inspiration
  2. Scripture is Purified by God (2 Timothy 3:15 "the holy scriptures")
    1. Purified Seven Times (Psalms 12:6-7)
    2. Pure in Preservation (Psalms 12:6-7)
    3. Pure in Every Word (Proverbs 30:5-6)
  3. Scripture is to be Pursued by Man (2 Timothy 3:15)
    1. God Has Given Them (2 Timothy 3:16)
    2. We May Know Them (2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Timothy 2:15)
  4. Scripture Points the Way to Salvation (2 Timothy 3:15)
    1. Pointing to Jesus Christ (John 5:39)
    2. Pointing to Faith in Him (Romans 10:17)
  5. Scripture Profits the Student of its Pages (2 Timothy 3:16)
    1. Doctrine (1 Timothy 4:15-16)
    2. Reproof
    3. Correction
    4. Instruction in Righteousness
  6. Scripture Perfects the Servant of the Lord (2 Timothy 3:17)
    1. This Perfection is a Process (Philippians 3:10-14)
    2. This Perfection is a Possibility (Philippians 3:15)
  7. Scripture Produces Fruit in the Saint (2 Timothy 3:17)
    1. It Fills "thoroughly" (Colossians 3:16)
    2. It Furnishes "furnished" (Titus 1:9)
    3. It Finishes "all good works" (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

CONCLUSION: To know God, His way, and His will, we must know His Book.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SCRIPTURES: The Inspiration of the Scriptures  The Preservation of the Scriptures  Manuscript Evidence  A Study on the History of the Bible

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: