Sermon from January 13, 2019. The text is Titus 1:5-9.
Challenge: Read the hymn, “I Believe”, daily this week and reflect on the truth about it teaches.
I do believe the Bible, the blessed word of God,
For life unto its promises I cleave;
It points me to the pathway the saints and martyrs trod,
My Father is its author, and I believe.
Yes, I believe the Bible the blessed word of God,
It marks the path his people all have trod;
The Story from Creation, Way through to “Revelation,”
Bears proof of inspiration, And I believe
It was my parents’ counsel, to them its truths were grand,
And mempry oft a picture sweet doth weave,
Of that “old-fashioned Bible that lay upon the stand,”
In life, in death it saved them, and I believe.
I once was lost and dying in darkness and despair,
And o’re my lost condition long time grieved,
Until I searched the Bible and read of Jesus there,
Who sweetly blest and saved me, when I believed.
Bold infidels may cavil, and scorn the blessed Book,
And with a false hope, too, themselves deceive;
And yet the while the Bible gives life to those who look,
With faith upon its pages, and I believe.