Bro Jobin John Mathew gives a brief sermon on the Canonicity of the Bible. It means• The word refers to a measuring instrument.• Rule of action (Gal:6:16; Phil:3:16).• It refers to the list of accepted books that makes up the Bible as a whole.• Talks about the books that went through various tests or rules and later considered as authoritative and canonical.He also gives information about the process of Canonicity, test for canonicity etc. He mentions about 2 counsels, The Council of Jamnia and The Council of Carthage. They are responsible for the old testament and the new testament respectively.
Bro Jobin John Mathew mentions about three important I’s in the Bible. They are:1. Inspiration2. Inerrancy3. Interpretation
Bro Jobin John Mathew mentions about three important I’s in the Bible. They are:1. Inspiration2. Inerrancy3. InterpretationThe Original Autograph is Inerrant. It means that the Bible has absolutely no errors/mistakes. The Bible says that it is Inerrant. The verses are given in the Passage of Reference. Jesus Christ also believed that the Bible is inerrant.
ro Jobin John Mathew mentions about three important I’s in the Bible. They are:1. Inspiration2. Innerancy3. InterpretationThe Bible is inspired by Holy Spirit. God is responsible for every word in the Bible. The Holy Spirit inspired the author to write the Original Manuscript.• God brought into being the very words composed in the Bible.• Through the work of the Holy Spirit, He put the words into the author’s mind.• He allowed the situation and circumstances of the author to compose the Holy Word.• Since God brought the Word to life, there is no error.
Bro Jobin John brings out an important question that we need to ask ourselves whether you are a “DISCIPLE” or just one in a crowd. Do you follow Jesus to see some miracles, to be healed from your sickness or to have your daily bread?If not, Do you give your complete love to God, how many times do you proclaim that you love our Lord and that He is one, do you take up the cross and follow Lord Jesus Christ, do live your life with accordance with how God wants you to live or do you live with the flow, what sacrifices have you made for the Lord?There are two kinds of people. 1. There is a Crowd and 2. There is a Disciple. The difference between both of them is not only the name but also that the crowd only likes the Lord and the disciple “Loves” the LordIf you want to be the Disciple of Lord Jesus Christ and live a life for Him and Love him then Bro Jobin gives some points which can help you to be His disciple.Give Jesus your complete Love/AttentionTake up the Cross and Follow Jesus, Crucify your old manLive your life with proper planning
We read in Mark 12:28 onwards about the teacher of the law who questioned the Lord about the greatest commandment and we see the wonderful way the Lord replies to him.The three major aspects of Christain living is mentioned in the Lord’s answer. When we say we believe in One God do we really give Him that place in our life??When we have faith in His Word do we give the Word of God authority over our life?? If there is anything that hinders our love for the Lord let us place it at the Feet of Lord and be living examples for the Lord.
Posted below is the sermon delivered by Br.Jobin John, Bangalore at Borivali Assembly on 23 October, 2011.
Br. Jobin John undertaking a journey through the New testament provides an easy way in remembering the 13 Pauline Epistles- the purpose for writing, the place of writing and the period of writing.