Matthew 7:24-29 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall. And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at his teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:12-13.
INTRODUCTION: In this message, we shall consider together the power, authority, and importance of the word of God. Paul the apostle warned us that in the last days, some would depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. “Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron…” 1 Timothy 4:2. Paul also warned Timothy (and us) that in the last days perilous times would come, and he urged Timothy to preach the word of God and to pass onto faithful men what he had been taught so that they could teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Timothy 4:1.
2. THE WORD OF GOD IN THE INCARNATION
3. THE AUTHORITY OF THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE
God’s holy word, the scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, God-breathed, inerrant Word of God.
In John 5:39 Jesus said to the religious leaders of His day, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; And these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.”
In Luke 24:27 we read “And beginning at Moses, and all the prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scripture the things concerning Himself.”
God’s Word is likened to –
4. THE WORD OF GOD IS ETERNAL
5. THE WORD OF GOD IN REGENERATION – (THE NEW BIRTH)
6. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Matthew 7:24-27 and Luke 6:47-49. The word of God is a sure, solid, unshakable foundation upon which to build our spiritual lives, our homes, churches, and ministries.
7. PREACH THE WORD!
CONCLUSION: Therefore, let us read the word of God and obey its teaching; Let us meditate upon it and memorize it. Let us build our spiritual lives, our homes, our churches, and our ministries upon the teaching of the eternal, powerful, authoritative word of God.
—Word in Season by Lloyd Schuetz
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