Everybody has a compass. Everybody is going a direction. Why can we trust that the Bible provides the only perfect direction?

Notes And Next Steps

2 Timothy 3:14-17 + Part 6 of the series “Vivid"


Are you sure that your compass is accurate for life direction? 

[The Bible is] able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3:15)

We are here to connect people to Jesus and help believers live a more fulfilling life. 

The Bible has over 24,000 manuscript copies … and 99.5 percent textual certainty. 

All Scripture is God-breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Verbal inspiration—God gave or guided every word of the Bible to its writers.

[The Bible] is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)

CrossLife Word of God ministry 10 Tools (write them here):

SPIRITUAL NEXT STEP: Which of these can you add, or use more, or refer to a friend?

Discussion Questions

  1. Paul encourages Timothy to continue in God’s Word, inspired by “those from whom you learned it” (2 Timothy 3:14). Who might that be for Timothy (2 Timothy 1:5; 2:1-2)? For you?
  2. “Continue”(2 Timothy 3:14) means “hold onto,” and is the same word Jesus used in John 8:31-32 and John 15:5-6. True or False—When we have God’s Word, then we follow perfect direction.
  3. Which of the CrossLife 10 Tools can you add, or use more, or refer to a friend?
  4. Consider a small improvement in one of the following areas. Discuss with the group. Consistency—Do the same thing a bit more regularly. Impact—Take God’s Word for that day with you in a more life-changing way. Content—If you don’t know where to start, you’re looking for something new or more guidance, start here youtu.be/lmZD0IreRvc with “How Do I Start Reading the Bible?” Overview—You want to understand the bigger picture, try this youtu.be/ak06MSETeo4 “What Is the Bible?”