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PSALM 119:130 – Ministry of the Word

HEBREWS 4:12 – Nature of the Word

2 Cor. 3:6 – ‘the letter kills” – but Spirit and Word

Heb. 4:12 – “living and active”

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THE WORD OF GOD:

1. ENGAGES OUR EXPERIENCE

Ps. 119:130 – “The unfolding (entrance) of your words gives light”

2. TRANSFORMS OUR EXPERIENCE

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.”

John 6:63 – “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”

3. INFORMS OUR EXPERIENCE

2 Tim. 3:16 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”

4. REDEEMS OUR EXPERIENCE

James 1:21 – “humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you”

THE SPIRIT BRINGS (He WORKS in us):

1. A NEW OPENNESS TO GOD’S WORD

Quickening Spirit

Ps. 119:130

2. A NEW VITALITY TO GOD’S WORD

Jer. 31:33 – “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.”

3. A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF GOD’S WORD

Renews our Minds in the Power of the Word.

1 John 2:20 – “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.”

1 Cor. 2:12 – “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.”

4. A NEW SUBMISSION TO GOD’S WORD

Puts a New Spirit within us.

James 1:19 – 24 – “humbly accept the word”

5. A NEW MINISTRY IN GOD’S WORD

2 Cor. 3:6 – “He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant”