Full Gospel Community Church

The Bible

What is the Bible?

  • Inspired Word of God
    • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
    • All scripture is inspired; in Greek, theopneustos, which is literally “God breathed”


  • Infallible and Inerrant
    • Inerrant (perfect) means that in the original manuscripts there are no mistakes.
    • Infallible (unfailing) means that it is completely trustworthy in its revelation about God and its teachings about life.


  • Intended for you
    • For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (ewbrews Hebrews 4:12)
    • Jesus Himself orchestrated the writing, preserving, collecting, assembling, translating, printing and distribution of the Bible because He wanted you to know God.


Why should I read the Bible?

  • It teaches us about God
    • God is a God who desires to reveal Himself…
    • All truth about God comes from Scripture.


  • It teaches us about life
    • The Bible teaches us godly principles for life.
    • Reading the Bible is an important spiritual discipline and one of the best ways to grow.


  • When you read the Bible, you learn to hear the voice of God.
    • Matthew 4:4, Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
    • When you can’t hear His voice clearly, read His word.


How should I read the Bible?

  • Intentionally
    • When do you read? Where do you read? What are you going to read?
  • Consistently
    • When you read consistently, you mingle the Word of God with your life.
  • Progressively
    • What step of growth can you take?
  • Expectantly
    • Look for God to speak

1) Pray before you read

Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal things to you as you read.

2) Listen as you read

Read slowly or read twice

3) Question what you have read

      • What is this passage all about?
      • What is God trying to say?
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Paul Schultz

I got something out of it and I only read through the sermon notes!