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Scripture Reading:  Psalm 119:129-136

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

3.  Godís 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 Godís word are blessed (Lk 11:28).

4.  Why we must know Godís 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 Godís word compels responses of trust and obedience in us.

 

I.  GODíS WORD: A CREATIVE FORCE.

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

  B.  Manís 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.  GODíS WORD: A SUSTAINING FORCE.

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

  B.  Manís 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.  GODíS 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 GODíS WORD (what we will do when we honor Godís word):

  A.  Spend Time with Godís Word, Psa 119:97; 1:2.

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

  C.  Share Godís 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 Godís word, Phil 2:12-13.

2.  Manís 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.