Scripture’s Authority & Effects -WITH VIDEO (Lesson 5 of 10)

Laborer Training School 2018

Video: Scripture’s Authority & Effects (Lesson 5) (2 hrs)

New Testament (N.T.) = Scripture

  • Jesus’ words through apostles: Mk. 3:14; Jn. 13:20; 15:27; Ac. 1:21-22; 2:42; He. 2:3-4
  • Gospels = Scripture: Matt. 24:35 (cf. 5:17-18); 28:18-20; John 14:25-26; 1 Tim. 5:17-18 (cf. Luke 10:7)
  • All N.T. = Scripture: John 10:4-5, 16, 27; 16:12-15; Acts 1:1
    • After ascension: Rev. 1:1-2, 10-11; 22:18-19 (cf. Deut. 4:2; 12:32) 
    • 2 Cor. 13:3, 10; 1 Thes. 2:13; 1 Pet 1:22-25; 2 Pet. 3:15-16

Scripture (God’s Word) = Judge: 

  • Jn. 12:47-49; Rev. 19:11-21
    • Mt. 7:21-27; Lk. 6:46-49
    • God’s Word = Sword: Eph. 6:17; Heb. 4:12-13
    • God’s Word = Cleansing: John 15:3; 17:17; Eph. 5:25-27; James 1:19-25  

Scripture (God’s Word):

  • Works effectively as we receive it: 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Pet. 1:3-4
    • Produces enduring fruit – 1 Pet. 1:23-25 (Is. 40:6-8; 55:11-13); Jn. 6:68; Jas. 1:18 // Warning against mixing seeds: Deut. 22:9
    • Same for the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-8; Titus 3:4-7)
  • Reveals God/God’s ways: Ps. 119:130; Is. 55:8-13; Lk. 16:31; 2 Tim. 3:15
    • Same for the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2)
  • Is spiritual food: 1 Pet. 1:23-2:2; Matt 4:4; Heb. 5:11-14; Ps. 119:103
    • Complements the Holy Spirit = spiritual water (John 7:37-39)
  • Brings faith: Matt. 14:27-29; Rom. 10:17 (cf. Matt 4:3ff)
    • Same for the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2:4-5; 12:9; Jude 1:20)
  • Delivers from Satan: Matt 4:11; Eph. 6:17 // With the Holy Spirit (Eph. 6:18)
  • Delivers from sin: John 15:3; 17:17; Eph. 5:25-27; Heb. 4:12-13; James 1:19-25  
  • Is Truth: John 17:17 // Same as the Holy Spirit (John 16:13; 1 John 5:6)

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