Book it! (Because a Bible that is falling apart indicates a life that isn’t!) Part 3

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Before we begin let’s take a moment to review…

I believe when a Bible is falling apart it indicates a life that isn’t!

In this new series I have a three-pronged goal.  I want you to:

  1. Love the Word!
  2. Learn the Word!
  3. Live the Word!

Our key verses for this series are found in John 1:1-2, 14:  Ïn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

You can see from these verses that everything starts with the Word!  Please allow me to share with you “Two Bible Beholdings”:

  1. If you want to know God you must know the Bible
  2. Prayer is talking to God.  The Bible is God talking to us.

God’s Word is not just a normal book…it is alive (see Hebrews 4:12)!

Remember this:  God’s Word is not just informational but transformational!

Now let’s jump into this week’s thoughts and take a moment and be honest with one another.  At times we can find the Word to be a bit boring and mundane.  Now don’t get too churchy on me…be honest!  We’ve all been there.  However please allow me to share a few things with you that will once again cause you to:

  1. Love the Word!
  2. Learn the Word!
  3. Live the Word!

Let me share with you “Four Awesome Assignments to Assist you with the Word”:

  1. Activate the Word

Now please allow me to give you three ways to activate God’s Word:

  1. Faith activates the Word (Heb. 4:2)

Here the Bible tells us, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”  Both groups of people heard the same exact thing but it only profited one group.  The other group of people it did absolutely nothing for!  That is why two people can sit in Joy Church and hear the same exact thing, and yet one will succeed and one will fail.  We activate the Word by faith.

I liken faith to sitting down in a chair.  When I sit down in a chair I place the full weight of my trust in the chair’s ability to hold me.  Faith is similar…I am putting the full weight of my trust in not what I can see but what God has said.  I “sit down” in peace not resting in what I have or have not done, but in what He has done for me!  Not in what I have or have not down, but in what He has said to me!

Join us next week as we continue our series…

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