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Scripture is Sufficient

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October 28, 2021 8:00 am

Scripture is Sufficient

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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October 28, 2021 8:00 am

There's an old saying that goes, "you are what you eat." Well, Dr. Tony Evans explains why that's also true when it comes to your spiritual diet as he talks about the importance of scriptural nourishment.

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The Bible is to address every need. Dr. Tony Evans is Scripture speaks to our lives ensures the best way forward. Put another way, nemeses like that it really look at it. The lens of God's word celebrating faithfulness.

This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative. There's an old saying that goes, you are what you eat well today.

Dr. Evans points out, that's also true when it comes to our spiritual diet as he talks about the importance of scriptural nourishment must join them all with word on the subject. So when you read the Bible with trying to say is on everything you know about being a victorious is contained in the web you want to know about hunting is contained in the Bible. Everything you want to know about fashion is contained in the fashion Bible well Bible, the passion Bible, the childhood Bible all the other Bibles. What is one of the Bible is the Bible that the Bible and today I want to talk a moment about the comprehensive nature of Scripture.

What I mean by that is that the Bible is totally comprehensive in its ability to address every need in your life. There is no lead in the life of the Christian that has gone unaddressed in the Bible there is one simple passage that kind of lays this out in a very simple format installed 19 a beautiful song and it is about the revelation of God, but he starts out by saying that telling the glory of God in the expanse is acquiring the word of his words. Even if you don't know how to read it all be clear that God discusses how nature speaks on behalf of God give you all the details, but it does tell you a few things about a benighted he must be great. We must be powerfully must know a lot that meets in verses seven through 14, where he makes six statements about the sufficiency of Scripture. It's comprehensive nature to address all of life. One says the law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul is saying that Scripture lacks nothing, it is complete in its revelation of the buying true and not told you everything he's told you everything you need to know what's the benefit of any kind against the context of the content. The law of the Lord gives what its nature, with the complement it's perfect and he gives what he can achieve or the blessing of the benefits it restores the so word restore means to convert revival refresh. In other words, the word of God can change you can change you can make things different. Many of us have seen all furniture restored brought back to life. We see broken things repaired. We see all things, made new. What is saying is that this book is so powerful that it is able to take your soul.

I wish so your soul is the essence of your life.

Your soul is beyond your body your soul know who you are as a most the bus stop with what we do as a be in our body that we only do what we do because we we Scripture can change you which will automatically affect what you do. The Scripture can restore or give you back your soul. There are two reasons I encourage my youngest son Jonathan during his high school days of playing football.

Reason number one. I love football read number two. I don't want to pay for college.

Not like I could express my love for football and save money at the same time, it would get good enough to get college scholarship, starship membranes on me because I was happy they paid for his classes for people who will they pay for his food. They pay for placed man. It's a comprehensive agenda, it would be a shame that much investment not to be taken right now you know I got appraisal against ownership BSA unit go to class, while you want play ball. The day was when you know of a comprehensive scholarship. What you do is take advantage of maximize after 3 1/2 years of graduate with his BA degree. But if year football eligibility so that he can come out with his degree on talking about on-time and you can get the starship white on the masses think how random he was going anywhere. I said I get you Lance is the Greek and not taken a job. You have all this and not taken a job great one says the Scripture will miss you also. Let me also save you money.

You want to go beyond it to get your soul fixed. Second thing he says the testimony another way of saying Scripture.

The testimony of the Lord is showing off making wise the simple. When it says Scripture is sure he's referring to Scripture as trustworthy. In other words it's witness testimony shortening the morning to give witness. It's true about who God is what God says if the reader will document and therefore provides a sure foundation upon which life is to be built. It's sure you can bank on it. Jesus said in Matthew seven about to be rebuilt.

How one built on a rock when built on sand.

One foundation was sure the other was flimsy, Scripture is sure many of our lives, often are built on you that I'm not sure how you arrange with what sure our friends words messed up as we all may not sure he says Scripture is sure that is reliable and he says it will make the simple why what is the simple in the biblical worldview. What does it mean to be simple.

Why does it mean that somehow we might use the word somebody lacks intellect. The simple person in the Bible was the person who did know how to make good choice.

It was brief.

Personal judgment ability concerning ability was flawed. They didn't know how to make choices they did know how to stop the right to know how to position themselves under God correctly they were called simple intellect but they lack the ability to make judgments if we knew what we know now what it shows differently not like it was the judgment problem. We didn't like the data correctly.

We didn't investigate it correctly. We may be too immature at that point and I live them.

So we were unsure and we could not make judgments what he said is the Scripture will save you money. Put another way, you'll never see life as it really until you look at it through the lens of God's word. Dr. Evans will have more on the sufficiency of Scripture when he continues her message just a moment.

Stay with us. God has an amazing plan for your child's life, and there is no greater joy than helping them discover Dr. Turney Evans Kingsgate series can help instilling kingdom principles in your child. Thanks, teaching them how to build others, not the parents understand content actually needs to listen and engage in spiritual warfare against written for kids ages 8 to 12 easy-to-read facts are filled with biblical truth indicating readers interesting for a long time, and confidence in his faithfulness and because you can read them is a family. These fights are sure to encourage everyone in your home theater child for helping them discover God's amazing plan for civic and their potential for a lifetime of following Jesus. Find out and while you're there, you can also make arrangements to get a copy of the special sermon series you're listening to today is called Tony Evans top 40, a selection from his most powerful sermons over the last 40 years.

Earlier this year we put together the first portion of this four volume series now volumes three and four are available and can be yours with our thanks when you make a donation to help keep this broadcast coming your way. The final installment of the series available on CD or digital download. Includes messages on overcoming emotional strongholds, maximizing your potential, the sufficiency of Scripture, and much more. Please visit Tony make your donation letter sent you all 20 lessons in 20 Evans top 40 volumes three and four and if you missed out on getting the first two volumes you can learn more about how to get those for your audio library as well. Just visit Tony or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 day or night. I repeat that contact information after part two of today's lesson and this coming November Church of Jesus Christ travel with Dr. Tony Evans as he retraces the life and human journey of the greatest being to ever walk this earth over here in Capernaum place where Jesus did most of his miracles is in this place. Demonstrated he truly is the son of God traveled the streets and synagogues think Jesus wants, and physical locations were some of the most powerful events recorded in the Bible took place in like that much of what we read about in Galilee have the right journey with Jesus in theaters November 15, 16th and 17th with Dr. Tony Tony patient showtimes the precepts of the Lord, rejoicing something the Bible states directly on the thing that gives guidelines concerning these principles are designed to govern character and conduct annual Scripture has every principle needed for a well ordered life for people don't know what to do and what you down the right path. It says rejoicing behind. You'll be happy you took that room. Let me tell you how you know you on the right road.

It will produce joy. The word of God in the life of the believer will apply get live experience.

It's joy given the path it takes them down on verse eight. The commandment of the Lord. Again, the commandments written word of God. The commandment of the Lord is pure or enlightening the commandment expressed the fact that the word of God is not optional, not writing suggestion Scripture mandate authoritative and being pure. They have no contamination what will happen. You will see enlightening the eyes will clear up the dark. The things that are hard to figure out you have to wonder about dark part of wonder about, you know, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, you know, when you go to spend eternity. I did you find that you found out you get to say things as they really off because Scripture enlightens your it gives you divine vision. He continues the fear of the Lord is clean work. Again, you referring to response to God's word the Lord is clean. God conveys his truth without flaw or without blemish. Psalm 12 verse six says God's word is long last. She says that the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever. The Bible is permanent. It's unchanging watch. This is always relevant never go out of date and will never go out of print.

It just gets translated in the language at the language of the language notebook and sold more the history of publications, including the word of God. So it says it will endure forever. It is a permanent record of the revelation of God. It always has been sufficient. It is sufficient. It will always be sufficient global judgments. Verse nine of the Lord are true. They are righteous altogether.

Judgment means the princes or divine verdicts from the baggage of the supreme judge of the earth. The Bible is the standard is judging like a bleeding life and evaluated to be trusted because the judgment of the Lord, and when applied to produces comprehensive righteousness in the life of the believer who accepts it. It is the inexhaustible source of and when truth was applied you become right. The Bible pronounces the curse on anyone who adds to it or takes from because you're messing with the revelation of God is this comprehensive, how should you view it. What kind of priority should notice what he says in verse 10, they are more desirable than gold yesterday much fine gold you want to know what anything this precious is more important than your paycheck go I would.

I would think maybe about you.

The Bible is more important and I think Mercury must look at the Bible that way. The date was welcoming all day very wealthy man. But when it came to what was valuable.

He said your word is more what was in prison getting rented that were when you come bring a blanket to them: for his coherent premium blanket and bring me the Scriptures right now in this situation, I need some divine with Chris on that Batman first thing I want is my read of the five, only valuable and valuable in because it's written for life is more precious than my paycheck or anything that the paycheck can buy one bag about anything this world offers not just the book shop is more valuable. It is the reality of God's revelation, which is incorporated in Scripture that is more of it is it's been running in the desert got sugar next week.

He says, is think it's everything else we can read a passage that was sweet with sweet sweet you take CRS 5000 taste of the Lord and see that he is good.

See my reading about all the reading. Of course, is part of what you can read what God said about you think something will call experiencing want to say I read my two chapters of the day you want to say I experience God while reading my project you want to taste the sugar difference between reading about a kith and My country.

It David the one of God was something to be experienced as well as no now it's true even if you don't experience it but you don't just want you want to read you want to take you across the throat of the Holy Spirit animated in your experience and what he said that back to the script. It will be a case for you and your server this morning and keeping them there is great reward error with me of my all things that I think down inside the floor of the major word help me with old keep back your servant from presumptuous sins you plan to do not let them rule over me that I shall be blameless and shall be acquitted of great transgression of anything this famous closing versus the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight oh Lord my rock and my use of the word of God is sufficient to satisfy the slow service. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with an old ad campaign that perfectly sums up the significance of the Bible for our lives. Stay with us. In the meantime, I want to let you know that the message you been listening to today as part of Tony Evans top 40 collection of his best and most powerful messages of all time.

Remember volumes three and four of this four volume collection are now available and they can be yours with our thanks and return for your donation to the urban alternative.

We depend completely on the prayers and gifts of friends like you to keep Tony's teaching on the station and we consider making these resources available to help strengthen your faith and life impact is both are privileged and sincere responsibility to contact us or give us a phone call at 1-800-800-3222 or someone on a resource team is waiting to assist you. That's 1-800-800-3222, or Christians experience emotional pain just like anybody else but Dr. Evans says sometimes where just better at hiding it tomorrow he'll explain how God can heal our hurts and meet our emotional needs in a healthy ways. Right now though he's back with this closing thought commercial about Prego spaghetti sauce would simply say it's in their never have tomatoes anything different.

All have sinned and have his have direct debit have I'm going somewhere comprehensive is because because it is the absolute word of God, the alternative with Dr. Tony having brought to you by the celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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