Immovable - Part 1 [Notes]

Foundations matter. If a building's foundation is not solid, the entire structure may collapse. For Christians, the Bible has always served as a foundation for our faith. In recent years, though, the reliability and authority of Scripture have been called into question. Can we trust the Bible is really the Word of God? Can we know this ancient book is still relevant and applicable to our lives?  
Today's Takeaway // We can have confidence that the Bible is the Word of God.
"The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one’s life; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise. The precepts of the Lord are right, making the heart glad; the command of the Lord is radiant, making the eyes light up. The•fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are reliable and altogether righteous. They are more desirable than gold—than an abundance of pure gold; and sweeter than honey, which comes from the honeycomb. In addition, Your servant is warned by them; there is great reward in keeping them.1
– Psalm 19:7-11 (HCSB)
No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
1 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (Ps 19:7–11). (2009). Holman Bible Publishers.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
– Psalm 119:105 (HCSB)
This is what the Lord, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts, says: I am the first and I am the last.There is no God but Me. Who, like Me, can announce the future? Let him say so and make a case before Me, since I have established an ancient people. Let these gods declare the coming things, and what will take place.2
– Isaiah 44:6-7 (HCSB)
2 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (Is 44:6–7). (2009). Holman Bible Publishers.
Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.
– Micah 5:2 (HCSB)
For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me. They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.
– Psalm 22:16-18 (HCSB)
For You will not abandon me to•Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay.
– Psalm 16:10 (HCSB)
A Hebrew word for either the grave or the realm of the dead
We find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 1017 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000).
– Peter W. Stoner
All Scripture is inspired by God j and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
– 2 Timothy 3:16 (HCSB)
j 3:16 Lit breathed out by God; the Scripture is the product of God’s Spirit working through men; 2Pt 1:20–21.
First of all, you should know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
– 2 Peter 1:20-21 (HCSB)
“Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For•I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter m or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches people to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
– Matthew 5:17-19 (HCSB)
• This is a phrase used only by Jesus to testify to the certainty and importance of His words; in Mt, Mk, and Lk it is literally Amen, I say to you; in Jn it is literally Amen, amen, I say to you.
m 5:18 Or not one iota; iota is the smallest letter of the Gk alphabet
For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.
– Hebrews 4:12 (HCSB)
So they said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts ablaze within us while He was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?”
–Luke 24:32 (HCSB)

Discussion Questions //

1. Where do you think most people get their beliefs on important subjects such as God, sin, heaven and hell, love, etc.?
2. Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 2 Timothy 2:15. Do you believe that the culture has changed in terms of its view that the Bible is the Word of God? Explain your answer.
3. What do you think will happen if our values, beliefs and morals are no longer based upon what is taught in the Bible?
4. Read Hebrews 4:12 and Ephesians 6:17.Why do you believe the Bible is the Word of God?
5. How can we encourage people to get their theology from the Bible and not some other source?

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