Summary: Jesus said that the field was the world and that the seed was the Word of God. It is our responsibility to distribute the Word of God to those who have never heard it.
The Word of God
HHM Pastor Jim Parisi 9/22/02
89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. 90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides. 91 They continue this day according to Your ordinances, For all are Your servants. 92 Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life. 94 I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts. 95 The wicked wait for me to destroy me, But I will consider Your testimonies. 96 I have seen the consummation of all perfection, But Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
Jesus said that the field was the world and that the seed was the Word of God.
It is our responsibility to distribute the Word of God to those who have never heard it.
Why not distribute the works of Shakespeare or some other great author?
Why not distribute the Encyclopedia Britannica or Webster’s
Why the emphasis upon the Word of God?
Briefly this morning I want to share with you three things
About the Word of God that will answer and other questions.
I. The Permanence of the Word of God We read already in . Psalm 119:89 - 96
A. There was never a time when the Word of God did not exist.
1. Jn. 1:1, "In the beginning was The Word, and the Word was
With God, and the Word was God."
2. That means that before the Light of day, there was the
Illumination of the Word.
3. Before the sun, before the Moon, before the stars, before
The mountains, before the Oceans, before the rivers, Streams, and lakes, before the Deserts, before the trees,
Before the animals, before the
Insects, before the fish, Before the fowls of the air,
Before the man, and before the Woman...
4. Before anything was brought
Into existence, there was the
Eternal, inspired, infallible,
Perfect, pure, powerful, Word
B. Note the other side of the coin.
1. Mt. 24:35, "Heaven and earth
Shall pass away, but my words
Shall not pass away."
2. after science, philosophy,
Nations, kingdoms, empires,
Tyrants, dictators, and
3. after theology, biology,
4. After socialism, communism.
5. after gold, silver, rubies,
Diamonds, the dollar, the yen,
The ruble and the shekel...
6. There will be the precious
Living Word of the Living God!
C. the Word of God is permanent!
II. The Person of the Word of God John 5:39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
A. The central character of all of
The Word of God is Jesus Christ.
1. The Bible tells of His pre-
Existence in John 1:1
2. The Bible tells of His virgin
Birth in Isaiah 7:14
3. The Bible tells of His atoning
Death in Romans 5:8
4. The Bible tells of His
Victorious resurrection in
5. The Bible tells of His
Triumphant return in Acts 1:11
6. The Bible tells of His Righteous kingdom in
B. Consider this...
1. Open the Bible anywhere, and
It reveals Jesus.
2. Read the Bible anywhere, and
It writes of Jesus.
3. Listen to the Bible anywhere,
In addition, it speaks of Jesus.
4. that is why Philip could take
A portion of Isaiah that the
Ethiopian eunuch was reading
In addition, begin to preach Jesus
Christ to him.
C. The person of the Word is Jesus!
III. The Power of the Word. Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
A. There is great power in this
1. There is political power to
Control nations and people.
2. There is military power to
Destroy armies and strongholds.
3. There is financial power to
Buy, sell, and trade.
B. But the power of the Word of God
Is greater than them all!
1. It is seen by its content...
a. It contains the mind of God
In addition, the ways of man.
b. It contains the doom of
Sinners and the hope of
c. It contains the uncertainty
Of life and the measure of
2. It is seen by its ability...
a. It is able to convict the
Heart, and convert the
b. It is able to conquer the
Will, and capture the
Conclusion: We have spoken of the
Permanence, the person, and the power
Of the Word of God. In closing let ask