Studying the Word of God
North Shore Christian Centre - Home Bible Study notes
What is the correlation between verse 8 and verse 17?
We are hearing the Word of God the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it is the power of God unto Salvation.
The hearing of the Word of the Lord “the Gospel” brings forth a faith in us so we can see that there is a Christ, “a revelation from the Father”.
Next step is confession; we confess our faith, just like Peterin Matthew 16:16, I believe that you are the Christ the Son of the living God.
So clearly faith comes by hearing the Word of God, and as we grow that faith compounds. As Hebrews 4:2 states the Word is profitless unless it is mixed with faith in them that hear.
So we can say this:
Faith comes by hearing the Word and the Word mixed with faith in the hearers becomes profitable, life changing. Amen.
Even the things God has created respond to His Word
V Numbers 20:8
V Joshua 10:12-14
V Ezekiel 37:4
V Daniel in the Lions Den; Jesus speaks to the fig tree; Jesus rebukes the Wind and the Waves
V Mark 1:25-27 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.