WORD OF GOD - 4

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Sunday Morning:May 23, 2004

Text: Luke 8:10-11"And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 11. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God."

BEGOTTEN AGAIN BY THE WORD OF GOD

1 Peter 1:23"Being born again [being begotten again], not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible (seed), by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."

BEGOTTEN AGAIN UNTO A LIVING HOPE

1 Peter 1:3-4"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,"

THE WORD OF GOD AND SIN

1 John 3:9"Whosoever is born of [out from the] God doth not [ou, emphatic not] commit [present passive, does or practice] sin; for his seed (the word of God) remaineth [present active indicative, abides, endures] in him: and he cannot [ouemphatic not (in cannot), present passive, is able (can in cannot)] sin [present active infinitive, to sin], because he is born of [out from the] God."

MADE KNOW TO THE SAINTS

Colossians 1:25-27"Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26. Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"

FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE

1 Thessalonians 2:13"For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh [present middle] also in you that believe [present active participle]."

THE COMMANDMENT

1 John 3:23"And this is his [the] commandment, That we should believe [present active subjunctive] on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love [present active subjunctive] one another, as he gave us commandment."

HIS NAME

Revelation 19:13". . .he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God."

BRETHREN PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR

Ephesians 6:10-11"Finally, my brethren (seeking to enter into the kingdom of God), be strong in the Lord, . . . 11. Put on the whole armour of God,. . ."

OFFENSIVE WEAPON

Ephesians 6:17"And take the helmet of (1 Thes. 5:8 the hope of) salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"

QUICK AND POWERFUL

Hebrews 4:12"For the word of God is quick [present active participle, living], and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing [present middle participle] even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

PREACH BOLDLY

Acts 4:31"And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness."

SUFFERED SHAME

Acts 5:40-41". . . when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name."

PRIORITY

Acts 6:2"Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables."

MORE SIGNIFICANT

Acts 6:7"And the word of God increased [grew (in significance)]; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith [the fruit of the word of God]."

INCREASE AS IN . . .

John 3:30"He [Jesus Christ] must increase, but I must decrease."

TROUBLE MAKER

2 Timothy 2:9-12"Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10. Therefore I endure [suffer, v. 12]all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal [agelasting] glory. 11. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12. If we suffer [endure, v. 9], we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:"

DANGEROUS MESSAGE

Revelation 6:9"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:"

IT WILL PROVIDE YOU A CROWN

Revelation 20:4"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, . . . and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."

PAULíS GOSPEL, THE WORD OF GOD

2 Corinthians 4:2-4"But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending [present active participle] ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid [perfect passive participle, veiled] to them that are lost [present middle participle, the ones perishing]: 4. In whom the god [judge, Satan] of this world [age] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ [the gospel of the glory of Christ], who is the image of God, should shine unto them."

PREACHING THE MYSTERY

Romans 16:25-26"Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world [ages] began [times], 26. But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:"

WARNING

Hebrews 6:4-6"For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened [aorist, illuminate (honey)], and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the (the teaching ministry of the) Holy Ghost, 5. And have tasted the good word of God (the seed), and the powers of the world [age] to come [present active], 6. If they shall fall away (from the word of God), to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame."