Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Psalm 19:7–14
Title: Sweeter Than Honey
Introduction: This sermon is designed to be used with an open Bible, looking up the verses as you go along.
The Bible you have is the key to our future, our happiness, our joy, our knowledge and wisdom, our forgiveness and freedom, our victory and triumph, our goals and success. Please consider with me several things about God’s Word today that I trust will be helpful and encouraging to all.
I. Solo the Scriptures
A. The Bible uses many synonyms for itself:
B. The Bible is sufficient.
C. The Bible is infallible.
D. This Bible stands alone!
II. Surety of the Scriptures
A. What a blessing it is in a world of uncertainties that we have something that is sure and dependable—v.7.
B. Knowing and meditating on God’s Word, guarantees us of success if we obey it—Joshua 1:8. Be careful about any line of reasoning or any institution that eliminates the Scriptures.
C. Psalm 119:130, 133 tell us how to know God’s will for our lives.
III. Statutes of the Scriptures
A. They rejoice the heart and enlighten the eyes—v. 8.
B. They give joy.
IV. Search the Scriptures
A. We should desire God’s Word—v. 10.
B. God has given us everything that has to do with life and hundreds of promises as well—2 Peter 1:3–4.
V. Study the Scriptures
A. Through studying the Scriptures, we can find God’s will regarding sin and things we should stay away from, as well as enjoy the reward of obeying His Word—v. 11.
B. There are five ways to learn more of the Bible, or to get a better grip on it.
VI. Salvation through the Scriptures
A. Salvation comes through God’s Word—v.7.
B. The Bible tells us Christ died for our sins.
C. There is no argument with God’s Word. On what are you basing your beliefs?
Conclusion: there are many different ways to study the Bible, but I would like to challenge you that in addition to whatever Bible study you do, to read through your Bible each year. It takes commitment: “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12).