THE B.I.B.L.E. (5 OF 15)

by Jerry Vines

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The B. I. B. L. E. (5 of 15)
Back to the Basics
Jerry Vines
I Thes. 2:13

Do you remember that little song we used to sing
in Sunday School and vacation Bible School? I expect
our children are already learning that little song -
"The B. I.B.L.E."

The B I B L E, yes, that's the book for me.
I stand alone on the Word of God - the B I B L E.
We used to sing another one about the Bible -
Holy Bible, book divine.
Precious treasure, thou art mine.

How wonderful it is to study the Bible. I want
you to look at one verse of Scripture - I
Thessalonians 2:13. It is so loaded with meaning and
it is so important to us as Christians, I want us to
just take a little time tonight and study this one
verse of Scripture.

Here's what Paul says to these believers in
Thessalonica and through him the Holy Spirit says to
every saved person in this service. "For this cause
also thank we God without ceasing, because when ye
received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye
received it not as the word of men, but as it is in
truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh
also in you that believe."

I Thessalonians was written by the Apostle Paul
to a group of new believers in the church of
Thessalonica. Paul stayed less than a month in that
city. God used him in the preaching of the Gospel and
in the winning of lost souls to do a miracle work of
God among people there. People came to know Christ.
There were new converts. People were being saved. As
you read this letter you will discover that Paul had
taught them, even in a brief time, the basics of the
faith. He had taught them those truths that are
important for us to know as Christians in order to
live the Christian life to its fullest extend.

In chapter one Paul has just taken the roof off
the church and showed us the people. In chapter one
you have a beautiful picture of these people of God,
these saved people who ...

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