Alex Kremer - 05-28-2023 // Sanctify Christ as Lord; 1 Peter 3:13-18
The teaching of God's Word results in a variety of responses. One response is to exaggerate the commands of the Lord. This was the response of the Pharisees, but was also seen in Eve's response to the serpent in adding to God's command, "If we eat from the tree in the midst of the garden, or touch it, then we will surely die." Another response is to deny the truth of God's Word altogether. This is the response of the serpent in Genesis 3, and is the same response of those modern readers who reject God's Word, or deny the validity of the Scripture.
The Scriptures are key to the Christian life. In today's lesson, we take a brief look how the Bible came to be. We will learn that the ultimate author of the Bible is God, the Holy Spirit, who spoke through faithful men. We will also learn that God expected the writings of these men to be kept, copied, shared and taught. Finally, we will see that God preserves and protects His Word throughout the generations.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. We pray you will be blessed and encouraged through the teaching of God's Holy Word.