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Port Hueneme church of Christ


The Bible is God's Word, Part 1

1 Corinthians 2:12-16

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Foundation most important part of building and life
    • 2. Must have a solid foundation (Matthew 7:24-27)
    • 3. Words of Christ through apostles sure foundation (Ephesians 2:20)
    • 4. How apostles' foundations shown (Ephesians 3:3-5)
  • I. DIVINE ORIGIN OF BIBLE
    • A. Life Giving Words
      • 1. Bible being denied by many
      • 2. Real problem in society and church
    • B. Meaning and Implications
      • 1. Process: two divine activities
        • a. Revelation: God revealed Himself to man
        • b. Revelation through words (1 Corinthians 2:6-16)
        • c. Ambassadors to be sent (John 16:13-15)
        • d. God has spoken (Hebrews 1:1-2)
      • 2. Inspiration: Holy Spirit directs all written (2 Peter 1:21)
        • a. Inspired words (John 14:26, 16:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
        • b. All words not revealed but all inspired
    • C. The Product
      • 1. Word of God applies to Jesus (John 1:1; Revelation 19:13)
      • 2. God breathed (2 Timothy 3:16)
      • 3. Quotes (Mark 7:13)
      • 4. Oracles (Romans 3:2)
      • 5. Spirit Words (1 Corinthians 2:13, 14:37)
      • 6. Hid the man (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
    • D. Bible Infallible and Inerrant
      • 1. God knows all (1 John 3:20)
      • 2. God cannot deceive us (Titus 1:2; John 17:17)
      • 3. To claim ignorance is foolish (Luke 6:46-49)
  • II. EVIDENCE PROVING BIBLE TRUE
  • III. WHY THIS IS FUNDAMENTAL
    • A. Bible Can Be Understood (John 8:32; Isaiah 1:18)
    • B. Must be Studied Holistically
      • 1. Experience foundation (Matthew 7:21-23)
      • 2. Word solid foundation (Matthew 7:24-27)
      • 3. Suppress truth by mind and conduct (Romans 1:18-32)
  • Conclusion
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