Presentation on theme: "THE BIBLE, GOD’S LIVING WORD Penge Baptist Church 5 th January 2014."— Presentation transcript:
THE BIBLE, GOD’S LIVING WORD Penge Baptist Church 5 th January 2014
Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
God’s word is living 2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
God’s word is active Isaiah 55:10-11 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
God’s word is like a sword Sharper than any double- edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17)
It corrects and rebukes us. leads us to repent 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. And brings us to Jesus James 1:18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created
In view of God’s judgement Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Unleash the power of God’s word in our lives! Let it guide us Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Let it nourish us Matthew 4:4 But Jesus answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Let it transform us! 1 Peter 1:23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
That we may obey Jesus’ commands Matthew 22:38-39 “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 28:19-20 “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”