Understanding and Growing in the Word of God - Part 2
Text: 2 Tim 3:14-17; 1 Tim. 4:11-16, John 15:7, Gen 18:17-19, Prov 3:1-10
Memory Verse: John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
When you allow the word of God to grow and increase in your life, there is no level you cannot attain in every sphere of life. If God by his word created the world, by the same word you will succeed and be great in life. Gen. 12:1-3
HOW DO WE OBEY THE WORD OF GOD?
- We must spend quality time in reading and meditating on the word of God. Gen 24:62, John 8:31-32
- We must discover the right word for what we need and at the right time. Col.2:3-8; Col.4:6
- We must develop the fear of God through following the instructions in God's word. Prov. 1:7; Prov 4:1-13
- We can only obey the word of God by applying it in every area of our life. Many hear but refuse to do, never be one of them. James 1:22-25.
- The word of God is the standard, authority and principles by which every family must be governed. Deut. 6:4-13
- You can obey the word of God, when He says pay your tithe, give your offering, pray and you do it without doubt. Lev 27:30-32; Luke 6:38, Matt 6:6
- You obey the word of God when He says go and evangelise and you do it. Mark 6:7-13; Mark 16:15-20. Never give excuses to God Luke 9:57-62
- You obey the word of God when you support the church, her mission projects and ministers . Luke 8:1-3; 1 Cor 9:7-14
WHY WE MUST OBEY THE WORD OF GOD
- The word of God is the only truth that can preserve true Christians in this corrupt world of today. Matt.7:15-27; Matt.24:4-5,11,24.
- We need the word of God to overcome the lies of the false prophets and apostles which Jesus and his apostles told us they will come into the world. 2 Cor 11:13-15
- The word of God is the basis of true prophecy 1 Pet.1:22-25; 2 Pet.1:16-21
- The word of God cleanses us and help us to produce good fruits. John 15:3-11; Eph. 5:25-27
THE BLESSINGS OF OBEYING AND LIVING BY GOD'S WORD
- The saints of old obeyed and succeeded through God's word. Gen 12:1-3
- No one has ever being a failure following God's Word Gen 26:2-5,12-14
- Jesus gave his apostles a solid promise of success on earth and in heaven. Mark 10:28-31
- Long life is one God's promises as we obey the word of God. Psalm 91:14-16
- God has promised to make us then head send not the tail. Deut. 28:1-14
If you live by the word, every storm of life bows before you. You will always come out victorious. Matt 7:24-27