Give Me the Bible

bible-edgeDate written: 31 October 2015

SUBJECT: The Bible

TITLE: “Give Me the Bible”

PROPOSITION: The Bible is such a great book, and everyone should know it. It speaks concerning man, God, salvation, and eternity. Why should we want the Bible?

OBJECTIVE: Each hearer should desire to study the Bible more for answers to these fundamental issues.


1. Read: Psalm 119:9-16

2. About the Text:

1) Psalm 119 is all about the word of God.

2) In these few verses we learn that God’s word does great things for us.

3) The Bible is the word of God.

4) What should I want to learn from the Bible?

3. We have a song called “Give Me the Bible.”

1) Do we want the Bible?

2) Here are some reasons why I want the Bible.

4. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: Give me the Bible because . . .

I.   The Bible offers rest to the weary.

1. Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

2. Matthew 11:27-30 – “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

II.  The Bible warns man away from the destructive lifestyle of sin.

1. It tells about the human heart – “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

2. Isaiah 59:2 – Sin separates from God.

3. 1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

III. The Bible teaches about Jesus and His message of salvation.

1. John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world . . .”

2. Mark 10:45 “For the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

3. Luke 19:10 “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

4. Mark 16:15-16

IV.  The Bible provides guidance in the face of death.

1. Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3).

2. It tells of a coming judgment – Hebrews 9:27 – appointed once to die . . .

3. It tells us who will judge – Acts 17:30-31 – “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

4. It tells us what the standard of judgment will be – “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”

5. But that the sting of death can be overcome through Christ – “O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law: but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).


1. Give me the Bible because . . .

1) The Bible offers rest to the weary.

2) The Bible warns us away from the destructive lifestyle of sin.

3) The Bible teaches about Jesus and His message of salvation.

4) The Bible provides guidance in the face of death.

2. Invitation