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July 12, 2009
Morning Worship

Text: Hebrews 4:12-13

Subject: Part 5 in the Seven Steps to Receiving Godís Miracles
Title: Trust His Word

Letís start this morning with a two-part question.

First, do you have anyone in your life that you can absolutely trust all the time? I mean, that without any doubt, you know that person will be there for you in every circumstance to stand behind you. You know that person has your back at all times. I would hope that most of us has a person like that in our lives.

Now, the second partÖ If you have someone like that in your life, and I hope you do, are you willing to actually come to the place where you are willing to put that trust into action? Not just saying you trust but actively trusting!

How many of you remember your first time on an airplane? Tell me the truth; were you a little apprehensive about the ability of a thing so huge flying through the air? There is a story that goes like this:
Uncle Oscar was apprehensive about his first airplane ride. His friends, eager to hear how it went, asked if he enjoyed the flight. "Well," commented Uncle Oscar, "it wasnít as bad as I thought it might be, but Iíll tell you this. I never did put all my weight down!"
Many Christians can relate to Uncle Oscar in their relationship with God. They are apprehensive when they first get on. They see that it works just fine, but they never put their full trust in Him. That creates a real dilemma. First, how can you ever come to the place of complete trust unless you make a conscious decision to do so? Second, if you havenít placed all your trust in Him is it really trust?

We have the ability to know God as He truly deserves and desires to be known. We have a holy book that is Godís perfect revelation of Himself to mankind. It is His word! And since it is His word and not our rendition of His word we can trust it. 2 Peter 1:20-21, 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophetís own interpretation. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

So, if this book that we hold so dear, is what it claims to be Ė Godís Word Ė then we must realize that in order to receive a miracle from God one of the steps we must take is to trust this word completely and without doubting.

Lord open my eyes to see and my ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

I. GODíS WORD IS LIVING 12For the word of God is livingÖ The Greek word translated ďwordĒ here is ďlogos. I have often taught you that the logos refers to Godís written word and the rhema is Godís spoken word. That is somewhat accurate but not it goes deeper than that. Logos refers to Godís disclosure or revelation of Himself to the world. It comes from the root word lego which means, to lay forth, or an individual expression or to break silence. If you look at the logos in that way we can see three things. 1) The word lays