Session 3

The Bible Still Matters Today

From 2 Peter: An 8-Day Devotional

Jesus said, “The reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

Then Pilate, the governor of the day, asked Him, “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38)

In today’s culture, just as in Jesus’ day, truth is often interpreted as a relative term. Societies defend ideas like, “What’s true for you may not be true for me.” Friends encourage each other, “Just follow your heart and you can’t go wrong.” Usually, our personal preferences drive these thoughts and we simply want the people around us to agree with us so we can keep doing what we want.

The truth of something can be known only when it’s compared with something else. The Bible is the absolute standard of truth by which all other truth can be measured. The Bible is the reliable word of God that shows us who Jesus is. Peter reminded the early church of the Gospel’s truth during a time when many others claimed to know the “real” truth.

As we compare other ideas to the truth of Jesus revealed in the Bible, remember:

  • The Bible is not a book of myths. It’s a true account of eyewitness testimonies.
  • The Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the Bible, guiding them like the wind drives a ship on the ocean.
  • The Bible has withstood the test of time. For thousands of years, it has been recognized as one of the primary ways God reveals truth!

Reflect:

  • What is one way you’ve seen the truth in the Bible guide your life?
  • How can you apply the truth of the Bible to your life this week?
  • Looking to dig deeper into the Bible? Go here to find studies by topic or book of the Bible.

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Devotionals From This Study

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Session 1

A Recipe For Life

jesus relationships

Do you have a favorite recipe? Perhaps it’s a family recipe, and the ingredients are a well-kept secret. The first time you prepared the ...

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Session 2

Your identity doesn’t have to be in crisis

identity salvation repentance

When we know who we are, we know what to do. In the face of temptations and stressful circumstances we can respond with confidence based ...

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Session 3

The Bible Still Matters Today

truth bible holy spirit

Jesus said, “The reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” The...

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Session 4

Rescue Is Possible

rescue

Terrible things happen in our world today. We all know it exists. Watch the evening news on any network, and you’ll see it: uncontrolled ...

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Session 5

Everyone Has A Master

freedom

We all have that one food from our favorite restaurant that we can’t get enough of. Maybe it’s a certain entree or an especially deliciou...

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Session 6

What The Past Proves

weakness

Whether it was a hurtful comment made five minutes ago or a bad choice made five years ago, events from our past can threaten to trap us ...

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Session 7

God Keeps His Promises

time management patience

Have you ever prayed for something with such an immediate need, only to feel like you waited forever to see the answer? Things don’t happ...

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Session 8

Growth Doesn’t Happen By Itself

relationships groups

It’s easy to get distracted, worrying about our past and who we used to be. Or maybe it feels impossible to guard against worry about the...

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