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Welcome To The East Memphis Church Of Christ 12/12/2010. The Word of God Heb 4:12. Activates Penetrates Separates Investigates Promulgates. Activates. For the word of God is quick, and powerful Not only the instrumental word but also the personal word John 1:1, 14

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Activates

  • Penetrates
  • Separates
  • Investigates
  • Promulgates
activates
Activates
  • For the word of God is quick, and powerful
  • Not only the instrumental word but also the personal word
    • John 1:1, 14
  • The word of God is alive
  • The word of God is active
    • Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
  • Produces Fruit
    • Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
    • Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
  • Produces Christians
    • Luke 8:11
penetrates
Penetrates
  • and sharper than any twoedgedsword, piercing
  • The word of God penetrates the heart
  • It is God’s instrument that is used on the hearts of men
    • Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
    • Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
    • Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
  • The word of God can harm and help men
    • We must be careful how we use it (like a surgeon with a scalpel)
    • II Tim 2:15
separates
Separates
  • even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
  • The soul is the animal part of man
    • Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
  • The spirit is the immortal part of man
    • Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
  • The word of God is able to separate the smallest problem
    • Psa 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
  • The word of God seperates the godly man from the world by its instructions
investigates
Investigates
  • and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  • The word of God investigates the inner thoughts of the mind
  • God knows the mind of man he is the creator
    • Joh 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
  • A honest look at scripture will cause us to truly search our souls
    • 2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
  • Nothing is a secret from God
    • Ps 139:1-6
  • All things can be heavily scrutinized by the word of God
    • 1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
    • 1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
promulgates
Promulgates
  • Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
  • No creation of God is hidden from the sight of God
  • God sees everyone for who they really are (all things are laid open before the Lord)
  • Thoughts, actions, words
  • In order to see ourselves for who we are we must be honest
  • We must compare ourselves with the word of God
  • We must change ourselves according to what the word teaches
  • We must continue to live the teachings of the word
    • Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
    • Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
the word of god demand that we cooperate
The Word of God demand that we Cooperate
  • We must obey the word of God to be saved
  • Hear--- Rom 10:17
  • Believe--- John 8:24
  • Repent--- Luke 13:3
  • Confess--- Matt 10:32
  • Baptized--- I Pet 3:21
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