We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord; We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. And we offer up to You the sacrifices of thanksgiving; And we offer up to You the sacrifices of joy.
“Word of God” Old Testament: 394 occurrences – Commandment, prophecy, warning, etc. – Written Scripture (“Torah”)
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11) Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105)
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever. (Isaiah 40:8) It [God’s word] will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire... (Isaiah 55:11)
“Word of God” Old Testament: 394 occurrences – Commandment, prophecy, warning, etc. – Written Scripture (“Torah”) New Testament: “logos” and “rhema” – Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14) – Message of the gospel (ex. Ephesians) The “word of God” is God’s message revealed fully in Jesus Christ.
“Word of God” Am I holding firmly to God’s message of … – Truth – Salvation – Peace – Hope
“Word of God” Requirements to hear God’s message … – Prayer “in the Spirit” – Alertness My “prayers in the Spirit” – Ephesians 1:17-19 – Ephesians 3:16-19 – Ephesians 6:19-20
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen