A Word From the Pastor
Posted: June 18th, 2015
The Bible is the most successful book in all of human history. It is easily the best-selling book of all time. It has been translated into more languages than any other book in history. More books have been written about the Bible than another book. There really is no comparison. The Bible is unequaled among all sacred and historical books.
The Bible was written by about 40 authors over the span of approximately 1500 years. And yet, the Bible has a certain consistency in perspective and proclamation. It is actually a library that houses several distinctive literary genres. From narrative to poetry to the prophetic to the Gospels to the apocalyptic to the epistolary – the Bible proclaims the Good News of heaven.
From my sermon on Sunday, let me remind you of why the Bible is the single most important book in all of human history.
First of all, the Bible contains necessary INFORMATION about God. If you want to know about God, consult the Bible. The Bible paints the picture of The Big Story. The Bible helps us have the right perspective about the things that matter.
The Bible is uniquely INSPIRED by God. God’s Spirit “carried along” the prophets as they delivered God’s messages to the people via both the written word and the proclamation of the Word of God.
The Bible also offers INSTRUCTION so that we may understand God’s expectations of us. God’s Word is full of helpful instruction so that God’s people know what God desires for us to do. The Bible is authoritative as it derives its ultimate authority from God Himself.
Also, the Bible gives us practical insight for living as we find ILLUMINATION for our everyday decisions. God’s Word is full of admonitions and invitations. God is inviting us to know Him more deeply.
Finally, the Bible is INTENTIONAL in its purpose. God’s Word is useful and profitable for any servant of God.
The B-I-B-L-E! Yes, that’s the book for me. I stand alone on the Word of God. The B-I-B-L-E!