The Power of God’s Word
John 1:1-5; Matthew 28:18-20
In view of the preeminence of God’s Word, we begin our emphasis on the ministries of the church with the Christian education and discipleship ministry. The preaching and teaching of God’s Word is of utmost importance because
1. God’s Word is God Himself (John 1:1).
2. God’s Word has creative power. Everything came into existence through God speaking His Word (v.3).
3. God’s Word gives life, health and sustenance (v.4; John 6:63; Prov.4:22).
4. God’s Word is the light that enables us to live in this dark world (v.4-5; Ps.119:105).
5. God’s Word is what we share with others to bring salvation (Mt.28:19).
6. God’s Word is what we teach for obedience, so that the lives of believers are transformed to become more like Christ (Mt.28:20; Luke 6:40).
In light of this, we must always prepare our hearts to study, obey and teach God’s Word (Ezra 7:10). We appreciate all our teachers as they follow Ezra’s example.
Teaching God’s Word faithfully brings many benefits and blessings:
1. We know more about God and His acts to understand Him and entrust our lives to Him (Heb.1:1-2).
2. Our faith is built up so we can please God (Rom.10:17; Heb.11:6).
3. We know the absolute truth, so we can reject all false teaching, no matter where it comes from (Rom.3:4; Acts 17:11).
4. God’s Word is seed that is planted in us to help us grow and become fruitful (Luke 8:11).
5. It brings us comfort, hope, strength, and encouragement that revive us to commit ourselves to God’s work (Ezra 5:1-2; 1Thess. 4:18).
6. It brings healing and deliverance (Ps.107:20).
7. We gain wisdom, understanding, and guidance to make good decisions and prosper (Prov.24:3-4).
8. We receive rebuke, correction, training in righteousness that equip us for effective ministry (2Tim.3:16-17).
9. It is a weapon of spiritual warfare (Mt.8:16; Eph.6:1).
10. It helps us to obey God in order to have good success and be firmly established in our lives, marriages, businesses, studies and ministries, no matter the storms we go through (Josh.1:8; Mt.7:24-27).
May we all experience the benefits of God’s Word as we commit ourselves to its teaching, learning and obedience. Blessings!