Lord’s Day, April 19

Spend some time this morning to open up to the Lord in prayer regarding what He touched you with during the previous six days. Review your notes and the outline points and verses. Ask the Lord what He would have you share with all the saints. Prepare a prophecy (1-2 minutes long) to share with the saints what you enjoyed this week.

Here is the whole outline for the week, for your reference. Or, you can download a PDF of this week’s outline here.

The Precious Word of God, Message One
The Bible—God’s Speaking

Day 1

I. The Bible is a wonderful book because it is God’s speaking—Matt. 22:31; Exo. 24:4; Mark 12:36; John 14:10, 26; 16:13; Acts 3:18; 28:25; Rom. 1:2; Heb. 10:15a

Exo. 34:27a   And Jehovah said unto Moses, Write these words….

2 Sam. 23:2   The Spirit of Jehovah spoke through me [David], And His word was on my tongue.

John 12:49–50   For I have not spoken from Myself; but the Father who sent Me, He Himself has given Me commandment, what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that His commandment is eternal life. The things therefore that I speak, even as the Father has said to Me, so I speak.

Acts 3:21   Whom heaven must indeed receive until the times of the restoration of all things, of which God spoke through the mouth of His holy prophets from of old.

Matt. 22:31   But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying….

 Day 2

A. Our God is a speaking God—Matt. 22:31

Heb. 1:1–2   God, having spoken of old in many portions and in many ways to the fathers in the prophets, 2 Has at the last of these days spoken to us in the Son, whom He appointed Heir of all things, through whom also He made the universe.

B. The source of all the speaking in the Bible is God—Exo. 24:4a; 2 Sam. 23:1–3 cf. 1 Cor. 10:4; Jer. 1:7; Ezek. 1:3; John 14:24; 1 Cor. 2:13

2 Pet. 1:20–21   Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of one’s own interpretation; For no prophecy was ever borne by the will of man, but men spoke from God while being borne by the Holy Spirit.

C. Those who are of God hear God’s speaking—John 10:27

John 8:47   He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.

D. We need to hear God’s speaking every day—Zech. 7:7a

Day 3

II. God’s speaking (The Bible) is true—Num. 23:19; 2 Sam. 7:28; Psa. 119:160a; 2 Pet. 3:15–16

Num. 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie, / Nor a son of man, that He should repent. / Has He said, and will He not do it? / Or has He spoken, and will He not establish it?

Psa. 119:160a   The sum of Your word is truth… (Your word is true from the beginning…)

2 Sam. 7:28   And now, O Lord Jehovah, You are God, and Your words are true….

Day 4

III. God’s speaking is of Christ and in Christ—1 Pet. 1:10–12; Acts 7:38; Psa. 40:7

A. The subject of the Bible is Christ, from beginning to end—Luke 24:44, 47

B. God speaks to us in the Son—Heb. 1:1–2; 1 Pet. 1:10–12; John 5:39

Luke 24:27   And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, He explained to them clearly in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

Luke 24:44   And He said to them, These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms concerning Me must be fulfilled.

John 5:39–40   You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that testify concerning Me. 40 Yet you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.

John 5:46   For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote concerning Me.

Heb. 10:7   Then I said, Behold, I have come (in the roll of the book it is written concerning Me) to do Your will, O God.”

Heb. 1:1–2 God, having spoken of old in many portions and in many ways to the fathers in the prophets, 2 Has at the last of these days spoken to us in the Son, whom He appointed Heir of all things, through whom also He made the universe.

Day 5

IV. The Bible makes us wise unto salvation—2 Tim. 3:15

2 Tim. 3:15  And that from a babe you have known the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Heb. 4:12 For the word of God is living and operative and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Day 6

V. God’s speaking is complete—Deut. 12:32; Prov. 30:5–6; Rev. 22:18–19

Deut. 4:2   You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I am commanding you.

VI. We have to read the Bible and hear God’s speaking—Heb. 4:12; Matt. 22:31; John 8:47a; Acts 17:11; Rev. 1:3; 2:29; Heb. 3:15; John 5:46–47; 2:22; 1 Thes. 2:13

John 8:47a He who is of God hears the words of God.

Rev. 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy and keep the things written in it, for the time is near.