We don't have time to cover all the Bible has to say on the subject, but
we gonna cover more scriptures today than many of us cover in a year. Here goes!
1. One God exists from everlasting to everlasting
and expresses Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
a. Mk 12:29 "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the
Lord is one."
b. Ps 90:2 "Before the mountains were born or you
brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God."
C. Mt 3:16-17 "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went
up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on
him. 17.And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
2. God inspired people to write the Bible (His Word),
revealing His loving plan for each of us.
a. II Pe 1:20-21 "Above all, you must understand that
no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the
will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."
b. II Ti 3:16 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is
useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped
for every good work."
c. Ro 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the
gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
d. Jn 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
3. God created us all in His image and deserves our
love and obedience.
a. Ge 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in
the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them."
b. Mk 12:30 "Love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."
c. Jn 14:21 "Whoever has my commands and obeys them,
he is the one who loves me…"
4. Death entered the world through the decision of
one man (Adam), distancing us from God. Since then, we all fall short from God's glory.
a. Ro 5:12 "Therefore, just as sin entered the world
through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned."
b. Ro 3:23 "For all have sinned and fall short of
the glory of God"
5. Through the sacrificial death and ressurrection
of one perfect man, we can reconnect with God.
a. I Co 15:3-4 "…Christ died for our sins according
to the Scriptures…he was buried…he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures"
b. Ep 2:6 "And God raised us up with Christ and seated
us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus"
c. Co 1:19-22 "For God was pleased to have all his
fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. 21.Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because
of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy
in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation."