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MORE LESSONS TO CONSIDER; A STUDY THAT IS SO POWERFUL FOR THE CHRISTIAN

28 Dec

The Powerful Word of God!!

INTRO:

1.  If our word expresses who and what we are, how much more does the word of God do so of Him?

2.  God’s word is not bound (restrained), 2 Tim 2:9 (Isa 55:11).

3.  God’s word is a powerful instrument, Heb 4:12.

a.  Word of Christ is powerful (Lk 4:32, 36; 5:1).

b.  Those who hear and keep God’s word are blessed (Lk 11:28).

4.  Why we must know God’s word, Psa 119:1-8: Blessed and undefiled (1-2), avoid sin and no shame (3-6), praise God (7), obey God (8).

5.  The power of God’s word compels responses of trust and obedience in us.

I.  GOD’S WORD: A CREATIVE FORCE.

A.  The Physical World, Heb 11:3; 2 Pet 3:5; Gen 1:3, 6; Psa 33:4-9.

B.  Man’s Spiritual Life, Matt 4:4.

1.  Power to produce faith, Rom 10:17.

2.  Power to save, Rom 1:16; Jno 8:31-32, 51; 17:17; Acts 13:26; 2 Cor 5:19; Eph 1:13; 5:26; Jas 1:18, 21; 1 Pet 1:22-23.

II.  GOD’S WORD: A SUSTAINING FORCE.

A.  The Physical World, Heb 1:3 (preservation); 2 Pet 3:7 (Psa 147:15-18).

B.  Man’s Spiritual Life, 2 Pet 1:3; Matt 13:23.

1.  Spiritual growth, 1 Pet 2:2.

2.  Protection against evil, Eph 6:17; 1 Jno 2:14.

3.  Instruction in righteousness, 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2:15.

4.  Hope and grace, Col 1:5-6.

III.  GOD’S WORD: A JUDGING FORCE.

A.  The Physical World, cf. 2 Pet 3:7, 10, 12.

B.  Our Life on Earth, Jno 12:48; Rev 20:12.

1.  Our words, Matt 12:36-37.

2.  Our thoughts and motives, 1 Cor 4:5.

3.  Our actions, 2 Cor 5:10.

4.  Our religious beliefs and practices, 2 Tim 4:1-4.

 

IV. PRACTICAL RESULTS OF HONORING THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD (what we will do when we honor God’s word):

A.  Spend Time with God’s Word, Psa 119:97; 1:2.

B.  Use God’s Word Every Day in your Life, Psa 119:104-105, 133.

C.  Share God’s Word with Others, Mk 16:15.

Conclusion

1.  God is active in the world and in your life through His powerful word:

a.  In the world: God is holding all things together, and offering salvation to a lost world through faith that will obey the word of Jesus Christ.

b.  In you: As you obey God’s word, Phil 2:12-13.

2.  Man’s word has no power to create or save. All of our judgments will be judged by the One who judges all.

3.  We must conform to His word; Live under its power and receive its blessings.

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