December 2018 Student Newsletter

The Glory of God's Word
Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

Your enrollment in the school shows not only your love for God, but also your desire to have a better understanding of the Holy Scriptures. You appreciate the fact that God's word is powerful, perfect, complete and enduring (Hebrews 4:12-13; James 1:25; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Matthew 24:35). It is unchanging and unchangeable and you realize that obeying the word of God will purify your soul (Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:22).

God's word is truth (John 17:17), and today God only speaks to us through the written word (Hebrews 1:1-2). God's word is the standard and we must not depart from it (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3-4; 2 John 1:9). We know that it can be understood, and it must be the basis for all that we do (Ephesian 3:3-4; Colossians 3:17).

Therefore, we must follow and keep the word of God. If we truly recognize the glory of God's word we will:

  • Follow His commands and instructions (John 14:15, 15:14).
  • Be diligent in our study of the scriptures to show ourselves approved to God (2 Timothy 2:15).
  • Stand fast holding to the word as we preach and teach it to others (2 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 Timothy 4:2).

We look to God's word for the answers of life. As we study the scriptures we find the requirements for salvation (John 8:24; Luke 13:3; Matthew 10:32-33; Mark 16:15-16; Revelation 2:10). Despite what some may believe the way of salvation is not found in man (Jeremiah 10:23). The doctrines of men will not save (Matthew 15:7-9). God has provided to us in His word the instructions we must follow to receive a home in heaven with Him.

The "Mark Complete" Button

If you have already watched several lessons you may have noticed the “Mark Complete” button located below each video. This feature helps you to track your progress as you view the videos. We encourage you to always click this button when you finish viewing a lesson. The marking of lessons serves as a guide for your own information to mark your place in the study. Even if the lesson is marked complete you can return to watch it again as many times as you want.

For additional information please see the Help Center at the school website. In the Help Center you will find an article which will walk you through the necessary steps to track your progress by marking each lesson complete. It is titled: How-to: "Mark Complete" Lessons.