God Who Speaks in Scripture

January 13, 2013 Speaker: Joel Sutton

Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14–3:17

God Who Speaks in Scripture

2 Timothy 3:14-17

Pastor Joel Sutton, January 13, 2013

Series: Eat the Word


The Value of God's Word:


God's Word is Unique.

  • "God-breathed"
  • It is trustworthy


God's Word is Useful:

  • Makes salvation known.
  • Brings us to full maturity.


Three Practical Applications:

  • Only good when I use it.
  • Only good when I trust it.
  • Only good when I value it.


Take Home Idea: The single most important peice of equipment we have in this turbulent world is God's Word.



Discussion Questions


Who was the best teacher you ever had? What did you like most about him/her?

Look at the Take Home idea. Explain it in your own words.



Look at the context. Read 2 Timothy 3:1-9. What type of things is Paul warning Timothy about in the "last days"? When are the "last days"?

When Paul says in vs. 14, "But as for you, . . ." Who is Paul contrasting Timothy with? How do the Holy Scriptures play a role in what Paul is telling Timothy to do?

Who has Timothy learned the truth of God's Word from? (cf. 1:5) What has been the benefit of Timothy's upbringing?

What does "God-breathed" mean? How is it different than how we often use the word, "inspired"?

How is God's Word unique? Read 2 Peter 1:20-21. How do these two verses add to the understanding of the uniqueness of God's Word?

How is God's Word useful? (vs. 15 & 17).

Explain the difference between each of the four terms Paul uses in vs. 16. How do these help equip every believer for every good work?

Does this passage mean that the Bible is all God's people need to know in our world? Explain.



Rate yourself on each of the three applications concerning God's Word from this sermon:

  • I use it 1 (no) …… 10 (everyday, every situation)
  • I trust it. 1 (no) ……. 10 (everyday, every situation)
  • I value it. 1 (no) ……. 10 (everyday, every situation)

Am I allowing God's Word to speak into my life? Close by sharing your answers and then praying together.