Welcome to episode #1 of our review of “The Key Principles of Effective Bible Study” which is available to download at this link.
Subject: The Purpose of the Holy Scriptures
In this presentation, we will answer the following question:
Why have we been given the Scriptures?
Most people know that Bible Study is essential to the Christian experience. And many people realize that without prayer, Bible Study is futile and unproductive. But there are other principles that the Scriptures teach us besides these, and not all of them are well known or well understood. And understanding of these principles is helpful to rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
Our goal in this broadcast is to present these principles for your review, so that you will have a richer and more complete experience in your personal devotions, leading you become just like the noble Bereans of Acts 17:10-12.
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The Purpose of the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 119:105; John 5:39; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Luke 24:25-27; 1 Corinthians 10:11; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15; Psalms 119:129-130; John 6:63
The ultimate purpose of the scriptures is to point us to Jesus who alone can save. The Bible provides history, prophecy, doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction, and good works – but these are only useful within the context of a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Therefore, it is the role of the scriptures to reveal the following to us:
-- Who God is…
-- The need for a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God…
-- The way to obtain a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God…
-- The way to maintain a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God…
Along the way, we get to see the history of our planet (from creation through the fall of man through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus through the spreading of the gospel), including good and bad life examples of many people on both sides of the great conflict; and all the prophecy which points to the eradication of sin and the final restoration of all things.
Every question of any importance that we want to ask can be answered from the scriptures. As you continue your study, you will see just how this is manifested.
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