by Ernest Easley

The World's Greatest Book
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
2 Timothy 3.16-17

We're thinking tonight about The World's Greatest Book. And of course I'm referring to the Bible: the Word of God. God never intended for us to simply endure His word .. but rather to enjoy His word. Written over a 1500 year span and covered more than 40 human generations .. written by more than 40 different authors from every walk of life (fisherman, poets, shepherds, kings, tax collectors, doctor, scholars, military leaders, political officials and more.
On top of that .. it was written on three different continents (Asia, Africa and Europe); in three languages (Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic) and covers a variety of subjects (many of which are considered controversial) and yet .. with all of its diversity .. every part of the Bible contributes to one central idea: God's redemption of mankind.
This book that I hold in my hand is truly The World's Greatest Book and in our time together .. I want to show you what makes it The World's Greatest Book. And it's my hope and prayer … that when you walk out of here in a few minutes .. that you will determine to make The World's Greatest Book .. your book of choice as well as your book of convictions.
The World's Greatest Book
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, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
So what makes the Bible The World's Greatest Book? Well .. for starters …
(1) Its INSPIRATION makes it the World's Greatest Book.
Here in 2 Timothy 3.16 .. Paul tells us that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God." Now what does that mean "the inspiration of God?" Well .. the Greek text literally reads, "Every scripture is God breathed." Just as a musician brings his horn to life by blowing into it .. God breathed through the writers of scripture the very words He wanted us ...

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