The Authority & Sufficiency of Scripture

Audio of “The Authority & Sufficiency of Scripture” (1 hr 49 min)

Video: The Authority & Sufficiency of Scripture (1 hr, 54 min)

Scripture (God’s Written Word)

  • First Five Books (“Law”): Ex. 31:18 → Ex. 34:27-28 → Deut. 31:24-26
  • Additions: Josh. 24:25-26; 1 Chron. 29:29; Jer. 30:2; Rev. 2:1; Etc.
  • God-Human Author: Mk. 12:36; Heb. 3:7; 4:7; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Ps. 12:6
  • Old Testament: Luke 24:44; Matt. 5:17-18; John 10:34-35; Matt. 19:5 (cf. Gen. 2:24)
  • New Testament
    • Gospels: Matt. 24:35; John 14:26
    • Beyond: John 15:20; 16:13-14; Acts 1:1; 1 Thes. 2:13; Rev. 1:1
    • Scripture: 1 Tim. 5:17-18 (cf. Luke 10:7); 2 Pet. 3:2, 15-16
  • Bible is Set: Deut. 4:2; Rev. 22:17-19; Jn. 10:27

Scripture’s Authority

  • Word + Spirit = Light, Life: Gen. 1:3ff; Ps. 33:6: Heb. 1:3
  • Truth: John 17:17
  • God’s Thoughts/Ways: Ps. 119:130; Isaiah 55:8-11 (cf. Prov.14:12)
  • Judge: Heb. 4:12-13; John 12:47-50; Rev. 19:11-16
  • Over any “revelation”: Matt. 3:17-4:11; Deut. 13:1-15; Gal. 1:6-10
  • Matt. 4:4; 22:29-32; 2 Tim. 3:16: “every word” / “all Scripture”

Scripture’s Sufficiency

  • “Equipped for every good work” 2 Tim. 3:1-4:5
  • “All things that pertain to life and godliness” 2 Pet 1:3-21
  • Blameless: Ps. 119:1
  • Imperishable seed: 1 Pet. 1:23 (cf. Deut. 22:9)
  • Revealed: Deut. 29:29

Scripture’s Power

  • Nourishment: 1 Pet 2:2; Matt. 4:4; Heb. 5:14
  • Life: Deut. 32:47; Isaiah 55:3; John 6:63
  • God’s Presence: Exod. 25:21-22
  • Sanctification: 2 Pet. 1:4; Deut. 6:4-8 
  • Builds Church: Acts 2:42; 6:2, 4; 17:11; 20:32; 1 Tim. 5:17; Heb. 13:7

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