A BLUE PRINT FOR DAILY LIVING
II TIMOTHY 3:13-17
FEBRUARY 5, 1993
A. We live in:
1. Complex times:
-So many decisions to make.
-So many choices to consider.
-So many problems to face.
-So much to do.
-So much to think about.
2. Confusing times:
-Everything is relative.
-There, seemingly, are no absolutes.
-Moral values are rapidly being eroded
B. Is there a reliable blue print for living in
such complex and confusing times?
ILLUSTRATION: Let your fingertips do the walking.
1. There is. It's the Bible.
2.The Bible has been is a Book of unchanging prin-
ciples in an ever changing world.
C. Why the Bible?
1. It is God's Word, not man's.
2. It gives Wisdom: Every aspect of life
is dealt with.
3. It is powerful and lasting.
Matt. 24:35 "Heaven and earth shall
pass away, but my Words shall not pass
4. It is life changing.
D. Why is it not put to greater use?
(Gallup poll points out 1/4 of the population reads the Bible
less than 1x a month; 20% never.)
1. Do not understand the importance.
Thomas Jefferson referred to the words of Jesus as "...the
most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever
been offered to man."
John Quincy Adams: "I have made it a practice for several
years to read the Bible through in the course of every year.
I usually devote to this reading the first hour after I rise every
Andrew Jackson: "The Bible is the rock on which our
Abraham Lincoln: "The Bible is the best gift God has ever
given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world
is communicated to us through this book."
Woodrow Wilson: "The Bible is the Word of Life..I beg that
you will read it and find this out for yourself. When you
have read the Bible, you will know that it is the Word of God."
Calvin Coolidge: "In this Book will be found the solution to all
the problems of the world."
Herbert Hoover: "To read the Bible...is a necessity of
Ronald Reagan: "No book has so molded the life of a nation
as the Bible has shaped America. It has been America's
hope, its foundation, its molder of character. The Bible has
sustained America throughout its 200 year history and is our
only hope of security for the years ahead.
2. Do not realize it's application.
3. Do not know the author.
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