Celebrate: The Bible
Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD.
Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.
HOW THE BIBLE CAME INTO BEING
Revelation: Man hears what God wants written
Hebrews 1:1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets.
“Angels, loud voice, small voice, nature, donkey, dreams, visions,
Inspiration: Man writes what God wants written
2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
Revelation 22:18-19: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book. And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book.
Illumination: Man receives the light of what God has written
Psalm 119:18: Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.
SINNERS ARE SAVED
Psalm 146:8: The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down. The Lord loves the godly.
Psalm 119:130 The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.
CHRISTIANS ARE STRENGTHENED
1 Peter 2:2: Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment.
1 Corinthians 2:10: But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.
2 Corinthians 4:6: For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 119:105: Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
10 PROOFS THAT THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD
Influence on civilization
Care & copy
Life transforming power