1-30-2019 – Pastor Frankie Sneed: Study of God’s Word

STUDY OF GOD’S WORD

2 Timothy 2:15

STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.

 

THE WORD STUDY IS A STATE OF CONTEMPLATION, OR SEARCH OF SOMETHING, AN APPLICATION OF THE MENTAL FACULTIES, OUR MIND, TO THE ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE:

TO A PARTICULAR FIELD: STUDY THE BIBLE. STUDYING THE BIBLE IS LEARNING WHO JESUS IS AND HOW HE CAN HELP US TO BE VICTORIOUS IN OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE.

JOHN 1:1

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD.

 

AS WE LEARN THE WORD WE ARE LEARNING HOW TO PLEASE GOD.

TO BECOME SOMETHING: THE MAN OR WOMAN GOD WANTS US TO BE.

IF YOU WANT KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD OF GOD, IT IS MORE THAN READING IT. IT HAS TO BE A TIME OF DEEP STUDY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AND RETAIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THE WORD OF GOD CAN HELP ACCOMPLISH IN YOUR OR MY LIFE. IT IS A DEEP SEARCH OF INFORMATION THAT WE CAN APPLY TO OUR LIVES AND GROW IN GOD.

 

  1. GOD’S WORD CLEANSES

1 JOHN 1:9

IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL  UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

WE LEARN THROUGH THE WORD HOW TO BE FORGIVEN OF SINS, AND THEN TO BE CLEANSED DAILY OF THINGS THAT HINDER US IN OUR DAILY WALK WITH GOD.

 

A.  THE WORD OF GOD CLEANSES US FROM WRONG THOUGHTS: UNGODLY THINGS, BAD THOUGHTS TOWARD OTHERS, FEARFUL THOUGHTS, LUSTFUL THOUGHTS, ALL THOUGHTS THAT DISPLEASE GOD. PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9 TELLS US WHAT PLEASES GOD.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9

FINALLY, BRETHREN, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE JUST, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE PURE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE OF A GOOD REPORT; IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, AND IF THERE BE ANY PRAISE, THINK ON THESE THINGS. THOSE THINGS, WHICH YE HAVE BOTH LEARNED, AND RECEIVED, AND HEARD, AND SEEN IN ME, DO: AND THE GOD OF PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU.

 

B. THE WORD OF GOD CLEANSES US FROM WRONG WORDS.

JAMES WAS A GREAT AUTHOR ABOUT THE TONGUE AND HOW IT IS SO HARD TO TAME.

JAMES 1:26

IF ANY MAN AMONG YOU SEEM TO BE RELIGIOUS, AND BRIDLETH NOT HIS TONGUE, BUT DECEIVETH HIS OWN HEART, THIS MAN’S RELIGION IS VAIN.

 PROVERBS 18:21

THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS IN THE TONGUE.

 IN THESE SCRIPTURES THE WORD SHOW US WE CANNOT TAME OUR TONGUE ALONE, BUT WE LEARN DISCIPLINE THROUGH LEARNING THE WORD OF GOD. WE FIND WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH KNOWING HOW.

 

C. THE WORD OF GOD CLEANSES US FROM WRONG ACTIONS.

JOHN 15:3

NOW YE ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU.

IN THIS CHAPTER (John 15) WE CAN SEE THAT WE NEED HELP ABIDING IN THE VINE, WHICH IS JESUS THE WORD, TO BE FRUITFUL AND CLEAN.

IF MY WORD ABIDES IN YOU, JESUS SAID, YOUR ACTIONS WILL BE CLEAN AND HOLY, AND YOU WILL BE A FRUITFUL VESSEL UNTO HIM. WE ONLY KNOW HOW TO BE HOLY IF WE LEARN THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY THE INSPIRATION OF GOD TO MAKE THE PATH PLAN, THAT WE COULD PLEASE GOD IN ALL OUR WAYS.

 

REMEMBER THE WORD OF GOD WILL KEEP US FROM WRONG THOUGHTS, WORDS, AND ACTIONS OR WRONG THOUGHTS, WORDS, AND ACTIONS WILL KEEP US.

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