“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Jesus made 21 promises about His spoken words that set them apart from the rest of Scripture.

“All Scripture is inspired by God but not all Scripture has the same purpose.”

Steven K. Scott’s new book  , he unpacks those as he personalizes the words of Jesus in the gospels.

Jesus’s promises were not to an exclusive group of people; they apply to anyone who abides in His Word. True disciples of Jesus will abide in His Word, strengthening their relationship with their Lord. If we abide in God’s Word, we will know the truth and the truth will set us free (John 8:31-32).

This passage in John is a promise straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ. He guarantees that if we abide in His Word, it will change our lives completely. We become much more than students of the Bible as we not only learn about God but we obey His commands.

“Any man, woman, boy, girl, anyone who will abide in His Word, He promises they will become His true disciples, they’ll know the truth and the truth will set them free.”

Unfortunately, most people do not make the choice to abide in the Words of Jesus. They have never tasted the sweetness of intimacy with Jesus and they have fallen prey to the distractions of the world.

“Christians who abide in the Word of God are far and few between and as I find them, and they see what Jesus said about His own words, after they pick themselves up off the floor, their lives are transformed.”

Key Scriptures: John 8:12; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Featured Songs: Spirit of the Living God by Meredith Andrews (Vertical Church Band); I Will Boast by Chris Tomlin; Find Me at the Feet of Jesus by Christy Nockels

Highlight : The purpose of Scripture

Hearing the words of Jesus