Summary: Encourages Christians to read God’s Word daily and apply it to their lives.
RED LETTER DAY
MAY 4, 2003
Parkersburg Baptist Church
Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
How often do I challenge you to be in God’s Word? It’s rare that I don’t mention being in the Word on a Sunday morning. Why do you think I mention it so much?
Today I want to speak to you concerning God’s Word. How many have ever heard of the Gospel Group New Song. The title of my message today is the title of one of there recent hits, “Red Letter Day”.
The lyrics go something like this:
Every day before the rush gets started; I get down on my knees.
And I pray, Lord I need You here to guide me, Please speak to me.
And something happens that I can’t explain, His Word starts talking to me and I’m out to face this world again.
I do believe it’s going to be a red letter day, I do believe it’s gonna be another chance for me, to take His word and walk by faith. I got smile with every step I take, Knowing He is here with me, it’s gonna be a red letter day.
I had a friend call me up and tell me, How he struggles through each day,
I told him that I didn’t have all the answers, This world’s a crazy place,
I’ve learned to hide God’s Word in my heart, So I can have it with me when the pressures of the day start.
Then it goes back into the chorus and in the last chorus, these words can be heard:
So many hidden treasures in God’s Word for us to find,
The mysteries and secrets that are there to bring us life.
How many of you have a red-letter edition of the Bible? What is the purpose of the red-letter edition?
John 1:14"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
Now based on that verse, I want them to publish a Bible that every word is in red. If Christ is the Word, and the Bible is the Word, doesn’t it make sense that every word in the Bible is Christ’s?
Think about it, do you believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the writers? Well, couldn’t the Holy Spirit have inspired every person whose conversation is recorded in the Bible, so that it would have been recorded the way we have it today?
Many people say that the Bible is not relevant any more. There have been heresies in the church that have said the Bible was not inspired that it was just man’s account and was all myth.
There have been heretics that have said that the prophecy in the Bible was written after the event happened, and was written in such a way that it only seemed as if the event was yet to happen.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
This marvelous book has stood the TEST’S of time, archaeology, scientific accuracy, and fulfilled prophecy. Cities and empires have faded away but the Bible remains indestructible despite its many enemies and critics.
Its pages have pointed the way for millions thru the ages to find forgiveness, peace, joy and the way to heaven.
Is it any wonder the devil has tried in every conceivable way to discredit it, misquote it, and mis-interpret it and to keep people from reading, believing, and obeying it.
Folks this book, God’s holy Word has the answer to every problem known to man.
That is why I challenge you to pick it up and read it every day. And there is a difference in reading just to be reading and really reading something to get something out of it.
Get into God’s Word so that you can have a RED LETTER DAY. KNOWING THAT CHRIST IS GOING TO BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP YOU TAKE.
The Bible was designed to assist the believer in spiritual growth and practical service. It can fill a need in the life of a Christian and change his or her life-style
FROM GUILTY TO NOT GUILTY
FROM DEATH TO LIFE
FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
FROM HATRED TO LOVE
FROM WEAKNESS TO POWER
FROM BONDAGE TO FREEDOM
FROM TRIBULATION TO TRIUMPH
FROM GRIEF TO JOY
FROM GLOOM TO GLORY
FROM DEFEAT TO VICTORY
FROM FAILURE TO SUCCESS
FROM FEAR TO FAITH
FROM I CAN’T TO I CAN
People we need to read God’s word and expect to get something out of it. Jesus said that we couldn’t live without the Word of God. (Luke 4:4 KJV) "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."