2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
All Scripture is God-breathed.
Every word of the Bible is by the inspiration of God.
The Word of God speaks directly to us, to our hearts, to our situations, to our lives, and right where we are at.
The Scripture is so valuable.
We must pay close attention to it.
The Word of God is Good For Teaching
We must know the value of teaching the Scripture.
We must know the profit that it produces in our lives.
When we are taught the Word of God:
... We learn more about how much God loves us.
... We understand more about God's plans for us.
... We gain knowledge to answer different questions from people.
... We are protected from cults and false teachers.
The Word of God Is Good For Rebuking And Correcting
The Word of God is necessary to set us straight and direct us back onto the right path.
The Word Of God is Good For Training In Righteousness
When we read the Word of God, we understand what God wants in our lives.
When we are taught, rebuked, corrected, and trained in righteousness by the Word of God, we are thoroughly equipped for every good work.
In other words, we are completely equipped as Christians.
And we don't need anything else.
The Word of God is the means that God uses to teach us, to speak to us, to educate us, and to set standards for us.
We will find the true knowledge of Him through the Bible.
And that true knowledge of Him gives us everything we need for life and godliness.
When we are complete with the Word of God, we're fully equipped for every good work.
The purpose of the church is to equip Christians for the work by educating them with the Word of God.