The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration through holy men of God who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. In this Word, God has committed to man the knowledge necessary for salvation. The Holy Scriptures are the infallible revelation of His will. They are the standard of character, the test of experience, the authoritative revealer of doctrines, and the trustworthy record of God’s acts in history. (2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Ps. 119:105; Prov. 30:5, 6; Isa. 8:20; John 17:17; 1 Thess. 2:13; Hebrews 4:12.)
See also these Bible lessons from previous years:
(Brief excerpts given. See the URLs for much more.)
- How to Study the Bible – Index to the first set of lessons in our archives in 1996, which includes practical suggestions for Bible study.
- Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet: God’s Word For Today – Index to practical set of 13 lessons from 2007 examining the role of Scripture in the life of the modern Christian.
- Studies on Revelation and Inspiration – Series of 13 lessons from 1999 dealing with relevant topics such as what inspiration is, how inspiration works, the preparation and preservation of the Scriptures, languages and translations of the Bible, the Bible as its own interpreter, understanding biblical literature, and more. Author Leo Van Dolson.
- The Foundation of Our Assurance – In this lesson theologian Hans K. Larondelle focuses on the assurance, creative power, clarity and sufficiency of the Scriptures.
- God’s Two Book: Scripture and Nature – Lesson examines the relationship between nature and God’s written book.
- Scripture Twisting – Lesson examines relationship between Scripture, tradition, the Holy Spirit, misguided zeal and human intelligence.
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