Scripture is the written form of God’s special revelation for his people, both the Old Testament and the New Testament, which provides them with an enduring, permanent witness through which the Spirit brings them into union with the resurrected and ascended Christ.
Divine revelation, which is a remarkable and gracious gift of God, comes in both general and special ways. General revelation is given to everyone everywhere is broad (though far from empty) in what it says about God. This kind of divine revelation is found in creation and in every person’s conscience. Special revelation, on the other hand, is specific in its content and omnipotent in its effect. Through this revelation, God communicates the mysteries of the faith and personal knowledge of Christ to his people. Scripture is the written form of special revelation, providing God’s people with an enduring witness to the work of God in Christ. This Scripture has been “breathed out” by God through his Spirit, carrying along the authors of Scripture as they wrote.
When Bible reading tastes like prune juice, give it your time, your ear, and your heart.
The means by which God sanctifies men and women, setting them apart as his own people, is the Word of truth.
Reading the Bible one-to-one can change the culture of your church, especially in discipleship and evangelism.
The Bible might not be what your skeptical friends expect, but it’s everything they need.
Teaching is about glorifying God and edifying our audience, not glorifying ourselves or demonstrating our intellect.
When you open God’s Word, don’t expect to be put under some mystical spell. Speak directly with the Author. Ask the Spirit to unblind you to the beauty staring you in the face.