i. the bible is the word of god. ii. the bible is a

i. the bible is the word of god. ii. the bible is a...

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B. The Sword Used Offensively...

Series: Ephesians-Standing Strong


With the Bible I Can…

Ephesians 6:17b

Pastor Jeff Gilmore May 25, 2014

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A. The Testimony of Scripture “Take...the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” “All Scripture is God-breathed.”

1 Peter 1:23, James 1:18

v. 17b 2 Timothy 3:16a

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.” Proverbs 29:18

B. The Testimony of the Apostles. “What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.” Romans 3:1-2 (NIV) “Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.” 2 Timothy 1:14 (NASB)

III.THE BIBLE IS A WEAPON THAT HAS TO BE MASTERED. A. The Bible is Authoritative. “Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the Lord has spoken.”


Isaiah 1:2

B. The Bible is Inerrant, Infallible, Effective, and Eternal. Psalm 19:7-8, Proverbs 30:5-6, Matthew 24:35

A. The Sword Used Defensively...

C. The Bible is the Source of Spiritual Growth.

With the Bible I Can…

“Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13

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“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.” 1 Peter 2:2

 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

IV. THE BIBLE IS A WEAPON THAT MUST BE TEMPORED WITH GRACE. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:1, 14