NO ORDINARY BOOK 2 Timothy 3:14-17 12/28/20 – 1/02/21

TUESDAY 12/29/20
How can the Bible, containing 66 books, written by 40 different authors over a 1600 year period consistently have one central message:  God, who created us all, desires a relationship with us, who sacrificed His Son on the cross, offering repentance and salvation to all who would trust Him?
What is the attitude of the people you encounter daily (at work, school, family, etc.) of the Bible?  How important is it to them?  Do they believe it?  Do they apply it/live it out?
What is your attitude towards the Bible personally – what does it mean to you?  How much time do you spend with it?
Read 2 Timothy 3:14-15.  What is Paul challenging Timothy to continue in?
Also read 2 Timothy 1:5.  Who did Timothy learn from?
What impact has your parents or grandparents had on your spiritual life?
Describe the importance of a parents influence in a child’s/teenager’s spiritual life.
Why do so many Christian parents place more emphasis on other activities and accomplishments than their child’s relationship with the Lord?
Spend time today praying for a growing DESIRE for the Word of God.
WEDNESDAY 12/30/20 “No Ordinary Book” 2 Timothy 3:14-17
In verse 15 Paul states “…from childhood you have been acquainted with the Sacred Writings,…”
What is Paul referring to when he says “sacred writings”?
The “Sacred Writings” were the Old Testament which were the only scriptures available 2000 years ago as Timothy was taught as a child by his mother and grandmother.  (2 Timothy 1:5)
The second part of verse 15 says, “…which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
Read 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.  The words “…in accordance with the scriptures…” indicate what about the Old Testament?
Beginning in Genesis, the Old Testament points towards Jesus Christ, the Messiah, God’s plan for redemption and salvation.
Spend some time reflecting on passages in the Old Testament that have had an impact on your life.  Describe the impact!
Identify a passage or story in the Bible that points towards salvation in Jesus Christ.
Spend time today reflecting on the passage you identified in the Old Testament and thanking the Lord for the salvation He has offered a lost world.
THURSDAY 12/31/20 “No Ordinary Book” 2 Timothy 3:14-17
In verse 16 Paul begins with “All scripture” – including the Old and New Testament – “…is breathed out by God…”.
In the Greek the word “inspired” means “breathed out” – the source of Sacred Writings (the scripture) is breathed out by God – the very words of God through men.
Read Hebrews 1:1-2, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 24:35.
In Matthew 24:35 – every small detail!  What is the meaning of this verse?
Verse 16 says the scriptures are profitable for:
1.  Teaching – Doctrine or our beliefs as a follower of Jesus Christ.    
Explain the value of biblical teaching (discipleship)!
2.  Reproof (reprimand) – Why is it important we rebuke wrong behavior or belief (what is not in accordance with God’s Word)?
If we fail to rebuke in an individual’s life or in the church, what are the possible results?
Spend time today asking the Lord to give you a desire to go deeper in His Word and for greater understanding and discernment.
FRIDAY 1/01/21 “No Ordinary Book” 2 Timothy 3:14-17
As you read the passage today, verse 16 continues to say “the scriptures are profitable for”:
3.  Correction – How would you describe godly correction?  How does the scriptures correct or restore?
4.  Training in Righteousness – How can scripture help you stay on the right path and develop godly character?
Why is it important to have a blueprint for building a house?
Is it not even more critical we have a blueprint for our life?
This passage closes with verse 17 – “that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
How can the Bible and presence of the Holy Spirit make us complete and equipped to serve the Lord?
Spend time in prayer today thanking the Lord for speaking and guiding us through His Word.
SATURDAY 1/02/21 “No Ordinary Book” 2 Timothy 3:14-17
As we begin 2021 we ask that you spend time praying for:
  • First Baptist Church as we begin to read through the New Testament together as a church family.
  • A DESIRE individually and as a church to pursue the Lord on a deeper level and to be a light to a lost world.
  • Those who are sick and for those who have lost loved ones.
  • Refuge, our Student Ministry – praying for students to grow spiritually and for those who have disconnected during this time to return.  Pray for Wes and Natasha May as they lead our students.
  • FBC Kidz Ministry as we pray for guidance in starting back Awana and Club 56 on Wednesday nights.  PRAY FOR VOLUNTEERS!
  • Pray for a move of God in our hearts, First Baptist Church, our nation, and across the world.