The Word Of God


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The Word Of God

  1. 1. The Word of God Why do I come up with a way to compel or encourage you to read through the entire bible or New Testament every year?
  2. 2. The Word of God <ul><li>I am of the firm belief it is essential for spiritual well being and keeping Satan and his temptations at bay. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Word of God <ul><li>This morning I hope to give you proof of this in what God Himself says in His Word. Let’s begin with a passage we all have heard many times </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Word of God <ul><li>and probably know by heart. It is in The Apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Word of God <ul><li>2 Timothy 3:16 NET Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Word of God <ul><li>17 that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Word of God <ul><li>Those who would learn the things of God, and be assured of them, must know the Holy Scriptures, for they are the Divine revelation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Word of God <ul><li>The age of children is the age to learn; and those who would get true learning, must get it out of the Scriptures. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Word of God <ul><li>They must not lie by us neglected, seldom or never looked into. The Bible is a sure guide to eternal life. The prophets and apostles did not speak from themselves, </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Word of God <ul><li>but delivered what they </li></ul><ul><li>received of God. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Peter 1:19 NET Moreover, we possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Word of God <ul><li>You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Word of God <ul><li>20 Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet's own imagination, </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Word of God <ul><li>21 for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Word of God <ul><li>It is profitable for all purposes of the Christian life. It is of use to all, for all need to be taught, corrected, and reproved. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Word of God <ul><li>There is something in the Scriptures suitable for every case. Oh that we may love our Bibles more, and keep closer to them! </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Word of God <ul><li>Then shall we find benefit, and at last gain the happiness therein promised by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the main subject of both Testaments. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Word of God <ul><li> We best oppose error by promoting a solid knowledge of the word of truth; and the greatest kindness we can do to children, is to make them early to know the Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew Henry Concise Commentary) </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Word of God <ul><li>The prophet Jeremiah gives us a hint </li></ul><ul><li>of the power in </li></ul><ul><li>The Word of God. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Word of God <ul><li>Jeremiah 23:29 My message is like a fire that purges dross! It is like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces! I, the LORD, so affirm it! </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Word of God <ul><li>As God taught us the power of His Word through Jeremiah He again teaches us through the writer of Hebrews. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Word of God <ul><li>Hebrews 4:12 NET For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Word of God <ul><li>it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Can we neglect something this POWERFUL?? Let me explain it this way. </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Word of God <ul><li>When I was flight instructing I taught many people to operate small, single engine airplanes safely. </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Word of God <ul><li>After completing the Government required and necessary training these new pilots were adequately & reasonably qualified to fly their family on a trip or vacation. </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Word of God <ul><li>What if the new pilot needs a six place airplane because five people including himself are going on this trip? </li></ul>
  26. 26. The Word of God <ul><li>I cannot think of a modern six place airplane that is not high performance & complex. </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Word of God <ul><li>All this means is the aircraft has a more powerful engine and is thus “high performance,” and is equipped with a variable speed propeller, </li></ul>
  28. 28. The Word of God <ul><li>maybe retractable landing gear and/or cowl flaps, hence it is “complex.” </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Word of God <ul><li>Now this new pilot needs additional training and a notation by his instructor in his log book verifying he has received such. </li></ul>
  30. 30. The Word of God <ul><li>Let’s consider the consequences if he neglects the additional training. He taxies out and takes off as if he were in the trainer aircraft. </li></ul>
  31. 31. The Word of God <ul><li>Problem one , the engine is overheating because he didn’t open the cowl flaps. Cowl flaps allow air to flow through the engine compartment better to cool the engine. </li></ul>
  32. 32. The Word of God <ul><li>They are to be open when taxing, taking off and climbing. Problem two , he is only looking at the engine RPM gauge for setting his power. </li></ul>
  33. 33. The Word of God <ul><li>In reality he is doing bad things to the engine because the propeller is not fixed pitch. </li></ul>
  34. 34. The Word of God <ul><li>It is variable pitched allowing the pilot to change the pitch of the propeller in order to let the engine work more efficiently. </li></ul>
  35. 35. The Word of God <ul><li>Think of it as a standard transmission in a car. What happens if you never shift out of first gear while trying to drive highway speeds? </li></ul>
  36. 36. The Word of God <ul><li>The pilot not only needs to look at his engine RPM gauge but also his manifold pressure gauge so the propeller can be set correctly, </li></ul>
  37. 37. The Word of God <ul><li>hence not over working or over heating the engine. Problem three , the pilot does not know the landing gear must be retracted before reaching cruising speed. </li></ul>
  38. 38. The Word of God <ul><li>There is a speed limit for having the landing gear extended. The common checklist procedure is when a positive rate of climb is indicated </li></ul>
  39. 39. The Word of God <ul><li>on the gauge after lift off and there is no possibility of putting the aircraft back down on the runway due to an emergency, the landing gear is to be retracted. </li></ul>
  40. 40. The Word of God <ul><li>So here we have, because of neglecting the training, the aircraft engine is overheating and over worked. </li></ul>
  41. 41. The Word of God <ul><li>The engine is most likely going to overheat and fail. A crash could be imminent and death could be the result. </li></ul>
  42. 42. The Word of God <ul><li>Damage could have been done to the landing gear because the extended landing gear speed was exceeded. </li></ul>
  43. 43. The Word of God <ul><li>If the pilot is lucky enough to make it to an airport, when he lands his landing gear could fail due to neglecting the proper procedures. </li></ul>
  44. 44. The Word of God <ul><li>and death could be the result in this case also. </li></ul><ul><li>We won’t even think about a pilot neglecting training before </li></ul>
  45. 45. The Word of God <ul><li>attempting to operate a multi-engine, turbine powered or pressurized aircraft. </li></ul>
  46. 46. The Word of God <ul><li>Do you see the comparison? God’s Word contains immeasurable power. How are we to survive ignoring its training </li></ul>
  47. 47. The Word of God <ul><li>when we read novels, magazines or study only what pertains to our vocation? It’s unthinkable!! And eternal death could be the result. </li></ul>
  48. 48. The Word of God <ul><li>By being intimately familiar with The Word of God we have access to eternal life. </li></ul>
  49. 49. The Word of God <ul><li>John 6:63 NET The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. </li></ul>
  50. 50. The Word of God <ul><li>In the longest psalm God, through the psalmist, reinforces how important The Word of God is. </li></ul>
  51. 51. The Word of God <ul><li>Psalms 119:9 NET </li></ul><ul><li>How can a young person maintain a pure life? </li></ul><ul><li>By guarding it according to your instructions! </li></ul>
  52. 52. The Word of God <ul><li>10 </li></ul><ul><li>With all my heart </li></ul><ul><li>I seek you. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not allow me to stray from your commands! </li></ul>
  53. 53. The Word of God <ul><li>11 </li></ul><ul><li>In my heart </li></ul><ul><li>I store up your words, </li></ul><ul><li>so I might not sin </li></ul><ul><li>against you. </li></ul>
  54. 54. The Word of God <ul><li>12 </li></ul><ul><li>You deserve praise, </li></ul><ul><li>O LORD! </li></ul><ul><li>Teach me your statutes! </li></ul>
  55. 55. The Word of God <ul><li>13 </li></ul><ul><li>With my lips </li></ul><ul><li>I proclaim </li></ul><ul><li>all the regulations </li></ul><ul><li>you have revealed. </li></ul>
  56. 56. The Word of God <ul><li>14 </li></ul><ul><li>I rejoice in the lifestyle prescribed by your rules as if they were riches </li></ul><ul><li>of all kinds. </li></ul>
  57. 57. The Word of God <ul><li>15 </li></ul><ul><li>I will meditate </li></ul><ul><li>on your precepts </li></ul><ul><li>and focus </li></ul><ul><li>on your behavior. </li></ul>
  58. 58. The Word of God <ul><li>16 </li></ul><ul><li>I find delight </li></ul><ul><li>in your statutes; </li></ul><ul><li>I do not forget </li></ul><ul><li>your instructions. </li></ul>
  59. 59. The Word of God <ul><li>Our Lord’s Apostle Peter puts the finishing touch on the importance of knowing God’s Word. </li></ul>
  60. 60. The Word of God <ul><li>2 Peter 1:1 NET From Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, </li></ul>
  61. 61. The Word of God <ul><li>have been granted a faith just as precious as ours. </li></ul><ul><li>2 May grace and peace be lavished on you as you grow in the rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord! </li></ul>
  62. 62. The Word of God <ul><li>3 I can pray this because his divine power has bestowed on us everything necessary for life and godliness </li></ul>
  63. 63. The Word of God <ul><li>through the rich knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence. 4 Through these things he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, </li></ul>
  64. 64. The Word of God <ul><li>so that by means of what was promised you may become partakers of the divine nature, after escaping the worldly corruption that is produced by evil desire. </li></ul>
  65. 65. The Word of God <ul><li>5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge; </li></ul>
  66. 66. The Word of God <ul><li>6 to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; 7 to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish love. </li></ul>
  67. 67. The Word of God <ul><li>8 For if these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective </li></ul>
  68. 68. The Word of God <ul><li>and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately. </li></ul>
  69. 69. The Word of God <ul><li>9 But concerning the one who lacks such things he is blind. That is to say, he is nearsighted, since he has forgotten about the cleansing of his past sins. </li></ul>
  70. 70. The Word of God <ul><li>10 Therefore, brothers and sisters, make every effort to be sure of your calling and election. For by doing this you will never stumble into sin. </li></ul>
  71. 71. The Word of God <ul><li>11 For thus an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be richly provided for you. </li></ul>
  72. 72. The Word of God <ul><li>12 Therefore, I intend to remind you constantly of these things even though you know them and are well established in the truth that you now have. </li></ul>
  73. 73. The Word of God <ul><li>13 Indeed, as long as I am in this tabernacle, I consider it right to stir you up by way of a reminder, </li></ul>
  74. 74. The Word of God <ul><li>14 since I know that my tabernacle will soon be removed, because our Lord Jesus Christ revealed this to me. </li></ul>
  75. 75. The Word of God <ul><li>15 Indeed, I will also make every effort that, after my departure, you have a testimony of these things. </li></ul>
  76. 76. The Word of God <ul><li>Peter, the one man Jesus gave the opportunity, nay the responsibility of preaching the first Gospel sermon says, his divine power has </li></ul>
  77. 77. The Word of God <ul><li>bestowed on us everything necessary for life and godliness through the rich knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence. </li></ul>
  78. 78. The Word of God <ul><li>God has given us everything we need for life and godliness! </li></ul><ul><li>We have what we need, will we use it? </li></ul>
  79. 79. The Word of God <ul><li>Peter thought it important people be constantly reminded of that which is an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  80. 80. The Word of God <ul><li>Peter goes further to say; </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed, I will also make every effort that, after my departure, you have a testimony of these things. </li></ul>
  81. 81. The Word of God <ul><li>It seems to me that Peter knew that he was writing down what would be used for generations by people seeking salvation. </li></ul>
  82. 82. The Word of God <ul><li>Salvation that is only available from Jesus, The Christ, The Son of God. Just from what Peter said don’t you think it prudent to continually study </li></ul>
  83. 83. The Word of God <ul><li>what God’s Spirit lead Peter and others to write down so we can know about Jesus and the salvation that comes only from Him? </li></ul>