Mar. 17, 2002


Volume 12 - Number 17     

Jesus & His Bible

We should remember that Jesus dealt with a Bible while He was here on earth. Such (though it was only the Old Testament) was in existence. Have we stopped to see how He reacted to it? One can be sure that His reaction was altogether proper. His attitude was always right.
Note some things He considered relative to the Bible.

IT IS RELIABLE

This means you could depend on it. Notice Matthew 4:4, 7 and 10. Three times His answer was, "It is written."

To whom was He speaking? No less than Satan. Wouldn't you want the most reliable weapon if you were going to confront this enemy?

As a weapon, He would rely upon "It is written." Remember that Saul wanted to give David the best armor available, his own.

In the book of John, Jesus is set forth as divine and no less than 7 witnesses are to testify in His behalf:

    1. Jesus (8:14).
    2. Holy Spirit (15:26).
    3. Apostles (15:27).
    4. John the Baptist (5:33).
    5. The works of Jesus (5:36).
    6. The Father (5:37).
    7. The Scriptures (5:39).

This puts the Bible in good company. As a witness, the Bible is most reliable. Would John and Jesus use an error-filled witness?

IT IS READABLE

\How many times did Jesus ask of their reading? "Have you not read?" "How readest thou?" (Matthew 12:3, 5; 19:4; 41:16, 42; 22:31; Luke 10:26).

But if it could not be understood, why read? If it had no power because it was a dead letter, why read?

His attitude was that the Words of God should be read; read so as to be understand.

IT REASSURES

“Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Matthew 11:1-3

To his question He gave a Bible answer (Isaiah 35:4-6). That should satisfy. If it would not, why would it not?

In Luke 24:25-48, Jesus “... expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself … that they might comprehend the Scriptures ...” regarding His resurrection from the dead.

IT IS TO REMAIN

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” Matthew 24:35

“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” Matthew 5:18.

Winfred Clark

“No one can ask honestly or hopefully to be delivered from temptation, unless he has himself honestly and firmly determined to do the best he can to keep out of it.”

Ruskin



THANK YOU

We would like to thank the congregation
for all your cards, prayers and expressions of sympathy.

Thank you and God bless.

Susan Johnston & Jamie Haines


Fifth Sunday Contribution

Next Sunday, March 31st., is our Fifth Sunday Contribution.
This contribution will be placed into the Building Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AM SERMON:
Three Temptations in Life
Luke 4:1-14
PM SERMON:
Weathering the Storms of God's Discipline
2 Samuel 15:134

Teachers ...

New class materials are in.

“Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.”
Faber

 

SERVICE OOPPORTUNITIES

 

Remember in Prayer

Announcements:

 Wayne Vowell

 

Genny Keathley
Larry Jenson
Art Stapleton
Jeanette Thompson
Frank Small
Pansy McCord
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Virginia Law
Viola Morinier
Leslie Johnson
Melissa Keyso

Ushers:

 

 Delbert Leavens

 

Morning Services

 

Bible Reading:

 Dale Schwartz  

Songs:

 Mike Weber  

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler

 

Closing Prayer:

 Glen Law

 
     

Evening Services

 

Opening Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

 

Songs:

 Delbert Leavens

 

Sermon:

 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Charlie White

 
Our Record - Last Week

Communion

Attendance:
103
Kerry Keathley
Delbert Leavens - Sean Keathley
Wayne Vowell
Contribution:
$ 3,738.30
Budget:
$ 2695.00
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