The Living Word (Part 2) Loving and Obeying the Living Word

What is your experience with God's Word? You know it is good for you. But...

The Authority of the Living Word

Read Hebrews 11:3
Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Why does God's Word have authority?

Read 2 Peter 1:20-21

How was the Bible written?

Read Hebrews 4:12

What does God's Word do?

Why should we read God's Word?

because His Word carries ultimate authority in our lives...

For the love relationship

Can we have a growing relationship with someone without listening to their voice, without knowing what they are like, without knowing their history, their feelings, their hopes and dreams? Obviously, no.

God's Word - our bread

Read Luke 4:3-4; John 6:26-36, 48-51

Jesus and His Words are our bread, our very life-line. We have no life apart from Him, apart from His words. Are you living, or just existing?

God's Word - our butter

Read Psalm 19:7-11; Psalm 119; Isaiah 55:1-3

What does "butter" mean? Our wisdom, clarity, vision, focus, delight, joy, etc.

God's Word is our bread and butter.

God's Word - our sword

Read Hebrews 4:12-13; Ephesians 6:17

Let God's Word do the convicting in our praying, our ministry, in our conversations.

God's Word - our security

Read Proverbs 30:5

Jesus and His Words are our security.

Read Ephesians 1:3-8

The power of God is released in your life as His Word overflows from your life.

2 Peter 1:3-4

Get in position

Read Mark 1:16-18; Hebrews 11:6

What is the right position? The position of ____________.

Before studying the Bible, our minds must be made up to obey whatever God reveals to us in his Word.

Dinner at the beach

What will you choose?

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