The Scriptures:- Christ-Centered (22 of 37) by John Barnett

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The Scriptures:- Christ-Centered (22 of 37)
Series: Christ in All the Scripture
John Barnett
11-08-95

Last time we look at the The Character of the Scriptures. We found they were Unique, Powerful, and Divine.

This week we want to see how Centered the Scriptures are upon Christ. Next time we hope to start on The Content of the Scriptures.

Each book of the Bible reveal some truths about our beautiful Lord Jesus. And, there is one that has as its theme and central purpose to unveil and reveal JESUS CHRIST THE LORD. To see the central theme of Christ in all the Scriptures look at these verses:
Revelation 19:10, John 5:39 and Luke 24:27.

Because the Bible is Divine, and speaks of Christ in every book, He is our Source of:

I. SANCTIFYING TRUTH: John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (KJV)
II. PERSONAL HAPPINESS: Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. (KJV)
III. SPIRITUAL GROWTH: 1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (KJV)
IV. DIVINE POWER: Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (KJV)
V. SUPERNATURAL GUIDANCE: Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (KJV)
VI. ABSOLUTE COMFORT: Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (KJV)
VII. BIBLICAL MATURITY (Completeness): 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly fur ...


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