Introduction to Biblical Exposition (Part 1) Dr. Tony Merida

Introduction to Biblical Exposition, Part 1
Dr. Tony Merida

  • Preach & Teach 
    • symbol - keep my finger on the text
  • 2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:4
2 Timothy 3:14-4:4

14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 
15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 
17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 4

1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 
2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 
3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 
4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

  • We must start within our own personal lives
    • the Word drives us to the pulpit
    • rather the pulpit drives us to the Word
  • Paul tells Timothy for his own need to continue in the Word personally (v.14)
  • Timothy
    • learned the Scriptures from
    • mother
    • Paul
    • pastor at Ephesus
    • 30 to 35 years of age
  • Never stop studying the Scriptures (Wayland recruitment) 
  • Also, continue to believe what he has learned \
    • we are constantly learning and believing what we’re looking at
    • why should we bother with the Bible?
    • because of the nature of the Bible
      • it leads us to Jesus (v15)
      • it’s a book about salvation
      • not everything we have to know
      • but what we need to know
    • sacred writings (v16)
      • OT
      • it surprises people that the OT can lead someone to Jesus
      • it is a unified book of redemptive history
    • #2 because God speaks to us in the Bible
      • spoken (inspiration) v. 16
      • expiration (God breathed out) spoke into existence
      • God didn’t just spoke to us but He is speaking to us now
      • when you open the Bible you open the mouth of God
      • it is the means by which we encounter God
    • Professor at Chapel Hill (UNC)
      • how many of you believe the Bible is the inspired word of God?
      • how many of you have read “popular author”?
      • how many of you read through the whole Bible?
    • We should be reading the Bible
    • #3 God changes us from the inside out through the Bible
      • vv. 16-17
      • the sufficiency of Scripture
      • changes inside out
      • our view of the Bible should affect how we preach the Bible
      • Chapter 4
        • how the bible affects us determines how we use it

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