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"faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God"

"faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God"

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  • 1. THE WORD OF GOD “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.” II Peter 3:18 1
  • 2. GROWTH REQUIRES SEVERAL THINGS• EXERCISE• REST• FOOD I Peter 2:2-3 --- “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be that ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” 2
  • 3. FOOD – AN ESSENTIALPHYSICAL vs. SPIRITUAL GROWTH (WHAT KIND OF DIET) PHYSICAL SPIRITUAL 3
  • 4. GROWTH HOW IT OCCURSPHYSICAL SPIRITUAL• MILK• PABLUM• BABY FOOD• STEAK We become mature Christians only as we consciously endeavor to Become mature IT IS A NATURAL Christians PROCESS THAT OCCURS WITH NO ADDED EFFORT ON THE BABY’S PART 4
  • 5. THE BIBLE IS THE SPIRITUAL FOOD NEEDED FOR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT• SHOULD BE SWEET TO THE CHRISTIAN – Psalm 119:103 – Matthew 4:4 – Deuteronomy 8:3 5
  • 6. WHAT THE BIBLE DOES FOR US• We are saved through theinstrumentality of the Word of God I Peter 1:23,25• We are changed by the Word of God Psalm 119:7 • We grow by the Word of God I Peter 2:2,3 6
  • 7. • We are cleansed by the Word of God Psalm 119:9• Our faith develops by the Word of God Romans 10:17 (Everything we believe must be based on the Word of God. II Peter 3:18 says that we are to “grow in … knowledge.” That knowledge comes from the Bible. The Bible must become our authority so that everything we believe is checked by the Bible.) 7
  • 8. • We are kept from sin by the Word of God Psalm 119:11• We defeat Satan through the Word of God Psalm 17:4 Matthew 4:4,7,10 (“it is written”) 8
  • 9. HOW WE SHOULDLEARN GOD’S WORD“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two - edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 9
  • 10. MEDITATE (PSALM 1:2,3) MEMORIZE(PSALM 119:9,11) STUDY (ACTS 17:11) READ(REVELATION 1:3) HEAR(ROMANS 10:17) 10
  • 11. • We hear the Word of God for faith (Romans 10:17)• We read the Word of God for food & strength (Job 23:12)• We study the Word of God for knowledge (II Tim. 2:15)• We memorize the Word of God for an effective testimony (Psalm 119:11)• We meditate on the Word of God for spiritual profit (I Tim. 4:15) 11
  • 12. DESIRED RESULT 12
  • 13. JAMES 1:22-25“ But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass; For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man of man he was. But whoso … being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” 13