Every single word He said is true

Posted by Peter Short on 12/03/2016 08:00

I believe that what the bible says is true

It is true by necessity.

The bible is the Word of God.

All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness [2]

If the bible were not true then what would be the point of all of this, we would simply be wasting our time. 

I believe that what the bible says is true

We read throughout the bible a whole host of accounts detailing the miraculous and supernatural things that God’s people have done and seen.
In the Old Testament we read about the parting of the Red Sea as Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, the snake on the pole which cured all who had been bitten, the widow’s oil multiplied, and Daniel in the den of lions. Each of these is a time in which God intervened to help his people through a difficult time.
In the New Testament we read about Jesus and the miracles He performed, healing the sick, lame men walking, blind seeing, dead people coming to life… do you believe that all this really happened?

I believe that what the bible says is true

Not only does the bible give accounts of miracles done by God and Jesus, Jesus instructs his disciples to do the same. In Mark 6 we read about the first time Jesus sent the disciples out to heal people in the local area, and in Mark 14 we read about Peter walking on water towards Jesus.
Jesus told the disciples that they had been granted the power and authority to perform supernatural acts and they got on with it… do you think this really happened?

I believe that what the bible says is true – if Peter can walk on water then I want to too

Towards the end of His ministry, Jesus makes a promise to us all…

“ Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these” [1]

I believe that what the bible says is true. If it says that we will do the same works and even greater things then let’s believe it, otherwise we may as well discount everything else that is in there as fantasy too.

What we see in our modern world is not so different from what Jesus and the disciples observed. There are so many that are sick, poor, in need, trapped, frightened, lonely, depressed. As a church we need to move towards these people, we need to love them, to spend time with them, to pray for them. As the disciples spend more time in the presence of Jesus they saw more and more miracles taking place. After Jesus ascended to heaven the disciples spent long periods of time praying and being in God’s presence, they were blessed with the Holy Spirit (as are we) and the more they moved in tune with God and His Spirit, the more they saw miracles taking place all around them.

As we worship, both individually and together as a church let’s not lose sight of the fact that it is our closeness with God that brings hope to all those that we meet. If we move in line with the heart of God then there is no way that we could fail. We must long to spend time in His presence, to hear His voice speaking, to move us in the direction He is already going. As we do, we will see the world changing around us.
As we see Gods supernatural power breaking through lets be quick to offer him praise and thanksgiving, let’s encourage one another by sharing what God is going, and lets pray frequently for boldness to share His Good News.

Song for the week:
God of miracles – Chris McClarney

Oceans – Hillsong United

[1] – John 14:12
[2] – 2 Timothy 3:16

If any of this has grabbed your interest and you want to chat about it, then you can reach me on Twitter @peterjshort. I’d love to hear from you.

 



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