The Word of God Day 5: Faith by the Word of God

by Jonnie Robertson

Romans 10:17 says “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Quite simply, people come to faith in Christ because of the Word of God. Not a teacher. Not a preacher. The Word of God. It is the only way to Christ, and Christ is the only way to salvation. Because of this, when we witness to people, we need to be careful to rely fully on the Word of God. Yes, other things like soul winning curriculum my aid us, but in the end, the Word is what will bring them to Jesus, not our arguments.

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The Word of God Day 4: Search the Scriptures

by Jonnie Robertson
Today I wanted to look at another passage from Paul’s missionary journeys. Acts 17:10-12 says “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.” After Paul was forced to flee from Thessalonica by the Jews, he journeyed into Berea. The Berean Jews are an excellant example of how we should treat the Word of God. When Paul came with the new doctrine of Christ, the Bereans searched the Scriptures to see if what he said was correct. The Scripture was their final authority, just as it should be ours. As we go about our lives hearing message after message from God’s word, be sure to check what is taught against what God says. If we do this, we, just like the Bereans, will be lead to the truth, and be better off for it.

The Word of God Day 3: Sharing the Word

by Jonnie Robertson
“Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.” (Acts 7:1-5) This passage gives account of part of Paul’s experiances on one of his missionary journeys. In this particular instance, the Jews to which he preached gathered up a mob of troublemakers and attempted to capture Paul and Silas. This shows us that if we present the Word of God to others,sometimes they may not take it as well as we want them to take it. But this should not discourage us. Paul was turned away many times, and yet he never gave up on sharing the Gospel with others. Maybe that person you are trying to help with God’s word just needs more time. God’s word will never return void. No matter how many times it is rejected, it will always have an impact in one way or another.

The Word of God Day 2: A Diligent Student

by Jonnie Robertson

Another attribute of the Word of God is that it is infallible. Put quite simply, there are no wrongs in the Word of God, whether that be historical accuracy or moral uprightness. Since this is true, we should believe the whole Bible and not subtract from what we call our Holy Book. Also, we should not add to it, as Revelation warns against it. But why is this important? I mean everybody know we aren’t to add or subtract from God’s Word. It’s common knowledge in Christian circles. Or is it? Sometimes, we allow ourselves to believe things taught to us that simply just aren’t in the Bible. Let’s just face it, not every teacher is perfect. Sometimes you will come across someone who teaches some untruth about the Bible. This is why we must be studying God’s Word daily. If we know what His Word says, we can combat false teachers who would only take us away from God. I want to encourage you today, to read your Bible every day, even if it is just a verse or two. The knowledge of God you will gain will be of great benefit.

The Word of God Day 1: A Willing Obedience – Blog Team

by Jonnie Robertson

God’s word is the basis of our faith. Its infallibility and truthfulness are what makes Christianity Christianity. But so often we think we don’t have to obey it all. In our human pride, we think that we can pick and choose which commands we obey. We use Christianity as a religous affiliation, and not a way of life, and we feel like we don’t have to follow all of the Bible, just the parts we want to follow. This is incorrect. Following God should be an all or nothing thing. We can’t go playing God and essentially make our own rules about what is sin and what is not. God has laid down a law for us to follow, and, although not every single little issue we face is covered specifically by name in the Bible, God has told us in His word how to deal with those unsure situations. I want to encourage you today, don’t just follow some of God’s laws, follow all of them. Obviously, we can’t ever be perfect, but we should be trying to follow God the best we can.