In week three of this five-week series, the answer to the question of why we preach the Bible lies in the fact that the Bible is a unified Text of Scripture. In essence, because the Bible emerges from the mind of a single Author (God) which should expect that text of Scripture (in 66 books) should not fight against one another. Rather, there is a singular theme from Genesis to Revelation. The writer of Hebrews summarizes transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament here…
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.”
This approach to Scripture emerges from directly the pages of Scripture. This sermon seeks to demonstrate from 2 Timothy 3:14-17 that the Bible’s unified message is clearly seen in the instructions the Apostle Paul gave to a young Pastor. Timothy’s early years offered a wealth of Bible teaching from the Old Testament. It was so rich that Timothy need turn nowhere else for confidence in the Gospel or for foundations for his ministry.
I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of “Why We Preach the Bible.”