First Principles – Word of God
Lesson Preached by Mike Underhill on September 25, 2013

Notes & Scriptures

2 Timothy 3:16-17

  1. All Scripture is inspired by God
  2. It is to be applied to our lives

Hebrews 4:12-13

  1. The Word is relevant
  2. The Word cuts (hurts)
  3. Learn that it is good to be “cut,” because a scalpel (God’s Word) “cuts” the cancer (sin) out!

2 Peter 1:20-21

  1. There is no private interpretation of the Bible
  2. The Holy Spirit inspired the men who wrote the books of the Bible

John 8:31-32

  1. Intellectual belief is not enough — nor can we go by our feelings
  2. Everyone must hold on to and follow the teachings of Jesus to be a true disciple
  3. Sincerity does not equal truth
  4. Religious people can be wrong

Matthew 15:1-9

  1. Do not go by traditions or creeds
  2. Worship by traditions — those which contradict the Word of God — is worship in vain

1 Timothy 4:16

  1. Watch your life and doctrine closely — they are inseparable
  2. Which is more important: life or doctrine? Neither — an airplane with only one wing cannot fly
  3. Why is it so important to learn and to teach and to live the right doctrine? To save yourself and those who hear you.

Acts 17:10-12

  1. A noble character in God’s eyes: great eagerness in receiving the message; examine Scriptures; daily; and believe — make decisions based on the Scriptures.
  2. Must check what religious leaders say
  3. Your challenge: Read and study the Bible every day!

James 1:22-25

  1. The Word of God is a mirror
  2. Do not forget what you see — “do what it says”

John 12:48

  1. Why study the Bible? The Word will judge us

Decision: Will I live by the Bible? Or will I live by my feelings, traditions, desires, etc.?