Key Passages:

2 Tim. 3:16-17 – All Scripture given by inspiration
1 Cor. 2:10-14 – Only the spiritual can discern the spiritual
2 Peter 1:19-21 – Prophecy is the Spirit’s work

Key Questions:

1. Where do we go in Scripture to find out what “inspiration” is?

a. Words
b. Thoughts
c. Persons
2. Old Testament

a. Prophetic Word (visions)
b. Wisdom (experience)
c. History (research)
3. New Testament

a. Jesus’ use of Scripture (Matt. 4:4-10): How does Scripture transcend context?
b. Can we accept the conviction of the author about the source of a revelation (Rev. 1:1-3)?
4. Role of the Holy Spirit: Can we detect evidence of the Holy Spirit at work, or do we simply rely on conviction?
5. Faithful transmission: What was it about Jesus’ preaching that gave it an authoritative ring (Matt. 7:29)?

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