The Sufficiency of Scripture: Psalm 19:7–9

The Sufficiency of Scripture: Psalm 19:7–9

When accompanied by the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is entirely able to accomplish all that God desires to do upon the earth (Is 55:10–11). It is clearly seen in Psalm 19:7–9, where we find dix descriptions of His Word –– “perfect,” “sure,” “right,” “pure,” “clean,” “true” –– along with the effects . . .

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The Convicting Power of Scripture

The Convicting Power of Scripture

The Scripture possesses divine power to convict human hearts, exposing sin and revealing one’s true need for God and grace. “Convict” refers to the judicial act of indicting one who has broken the law with a view toward sentencing them. The idea of conviction pictures a courtroom scene in which the guilty are accused before a judge and justly condemned. So it is with the ministry of . . . 

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Open Your Heart as You Open the Scriptures

Open Your Heart as You Open the Scriptures

In the second chapter of his first letter to the young Thessalonian church, Paul emphasizes the relational component of his preaching ministry among them. He writes, “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God, but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us (1 Thes 2:8 ESV).” Faithfully opening the . . .

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