Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Power of God's Word
- God's Word has power to penetrate the inmost depths of the human heart, soul and spirit. Like a surgeon's knife, the Word of God cuts to the heart and reveals who we are and what we are not. It penetrates the core of our moral and spiritual life.
- God's word judges/examines/admonishes the innermost thoughts and heart attitudes. It discerns what is within us, both good and bad. It evaluates our every motive and desire.
- Spiritual surgery is necessary for our heart/life transformation. New creation. New heart. New mind. New desires. New ambition and purpose. New affections. New way of living.
- Be doers of the Word, not just hearers. In order to live out what God wants us to do, we need to first know what He wants us to do by reading/studying His Word. Then obey/apply it!
- S.H.A.R.P.E.R. (I don't remember where I found this acronym.)
S ame as original (99% accuracy)
H istorically accurate
A rchaeologically verified
R eliable manuscripts
E xtraordinary impact