1. Why Study the Bible

1. “Why Should We Study the Bible?”

2 Tim 3.14-17, Psalm 119, other passages.

2 Tim 3 14 Continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Paul is in prison, facing execution.  In preparation for his death, he has left Timothy in charge of his ministry and the churches he has started.

These churches face a maze of teachings, some based on half-understandings of the gospel, others completely false, many contradictory. Leaders and influential people in the churches have bought into these teachings, and contribute to the confusion. It is a tumultuous time.

Paul equips Timothy with several truths that can help him lead Paul’s churches safely through the maze. Read More »