The Word of God
Would you take the Word of God and turn tonight with me please to Hebrews four and in a moment we're going to look at verse twelve, one of the great, great, great verses of the Word of God. From the great God that Betty just sang about. Oh, Lord, our God how great thou art. Hebrews four, twelve says ''For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.'' We want to pitch our mental thoughts around this wonderful, wonderful verse. The title of our message tonight is taken right from the verse, and the title of the message is, ''The Word of God.''
May I tell you dear friend, that there are many words for this Word. Sometimes we call it the Bible. Sometimes we call it the Holy Scripture. Sometimes we may call it God's revelation. And we would be correct in calling it all of these things but do you know what God's favorite name for the Bible is? It is simply this, the Word of God.
Now don't endeavor to turn to the following verses, because I'm going to read a number of verses very quickly to you and these would be only some of hundreds of verses in the Bible that speaks of the Bible as the Word of God. But just listen to these, they'll bless you.
Mark seven, verse thirteen, Jesus spoke of those who made the Word of God of no affect through their tradition. Luke five verse one, ''It came to pass that as the people pressed upon Him to hear the Word of God, He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret.'' Acts four verse thirty-one, ''And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the Word of God with boldness.'' Acts chapter twelve and verse twenty-four, ''But the Word of God grew and multiplied.'' Romans chapter ten, verse seventeen, ''So then faith co ...
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