Word of God

Building the Church: A Devotion to the Word of God

"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42
"The law of the Lord is perfect,reviving the soul;the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the Lord is pure,enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold,even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned;in keeping them there is great reward." Psalm 19:7-11
We will be devoted to the Word of God because...
Truth #1: The Law of the Lord is Perfect: Reviving the Soul
Truth #2: The Testimony of the Lord is Sure: Making Wise the Simple
Truth #3: The Precepts of the Lord are right: Rejoicing the Heart
Truth #4: The Commandment of the Lord is pure: Enlightening the Eyes
Truth #5: The Fear of the Lord is Clean: Enduring Forever
Truth #6: The Rules of the Lord are true and Righteous

Counter Culture - The Foundation: The Authority of the Word of God

1 - Inspired: God-breathed (2 Peter 1:20, 2 Timothy 3:16)

2 - Reliable: stood the test of time (Isaiah 40:8)

3 - Sufficient: what we need (Deuteronomy 8:3, 2 Timothy 3:14-17)

4 - Truth: the standard of truth (John 17:17)

View and print detailed sermon notes. Check out the rest of this sermon series outline for what's coming next. 

Additional resources:

Because I Said So - Harvest Oakville Sermon Series, Robbie Symons
“Because I Said So” is a foundational series designed to equip and encourage the believer in the all-important subject of the authority of God and His Word. Today our culture is putting tremendous pressure on all people to conform to its secular persuasion. Authority on all levels is being challenged and compromised, and no authority is under more attack right now than the Word of God. 

Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
How do we know the Bible is God’s Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you’ve asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It’s an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. Bible Doctrine takes a highly commended upper-level textbook on systematic theology and makes it accessible to the average reader.

Counter Culture by David Platt
Ask a group of Christians what they think about poverty, sex trafficking, or the orphan crisis, and you'll probably get a pretty quick response. But ask that same group about gay marriage or abortion, and you'll most likely be faced with a lot of nervous hesitancy or fuzzy answers. In this day when social issues are creating clear dividing lines in society, moral and political neutrality is not an option for those who believe the gospel. It's simply not enough to focus on only those issues that are most comfortable--and least costly--to us. Join David Platt as he invites us to fix our gaze on the holiness, goodness, love, truth, justice, authority, and mercy of God revealed in the gospel and to live with conviction, courage, and compassion in the midst of a culture that is drifting further from the truth every day.