"Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them."
Let us know the scriptures because therein is the will of God. Jesus prayed in the garden before His trials and crucifixion, "not my will but thine be done" (Matthew 26:39). When we study and meditate on the scriptures we can learn what the will of God is for our life. This will serve us well in making Godly and wise choices. Let us not strive in this life by our own wisdom but by the wisdom which God through His loving kindness has imparted to us.
Let us know the scriptures because they are authoritative. The creeds and councils of men contain no authority in regards to our Christian life and our worship before God. Through the Holy Spirit all spiritual truth has revealed in the New Testament (John 16:13). Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18) and when one abides by the things written in the New Testament he is indeed speaking as the oracles of God (I Peter 4:11).
Let us know the scriptures because they will edify us. Paul commended the elders at Ephesus to the word of God which he said would build them up (edify) and give them an inheritance among the sanctified (Acts 20:32). How powerful and strengthening the word of the Lord is during difficult times of our lives. Through His teaching and encouragement we find our way through the trials and temptations that often surround us.
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Church News: Sunday morning Bible Study at 10:00 a.m. - Book of Hebrews. Bible classes for all ages on Sunday mornings. Wednesday (30th) - Congregational singing at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 7th) - Continue Old Testament Survey at 7:00 p.m.