The Word of God is the only thing that defines truth.
What’s up Valley Creek Students and welcome to Student Circles!!!! We have been going through a series called ESSENTIALS. When you search the Bible there are really 5 things that we learn are essential to life… The GRACE of God, the SPIRIT of God, the WORD of God, The PEOPLE of God and the MISSION of God..
In a season when everything feels like it has been taken away from us, God still promises to give us everything we need for life, the essentials. 2 Peter 1:3
Over the weekend we talked about how the WORD of God is ESSENTIAL in our lives. If you missed the message this weekend, make sure you go back later and watch it on our YouTube Channel.
Before we get into that, first let me ask you a few questions.. and you can answer them out loud at your tables.
What’s 2 + 2 ?
What’s 5 x 5 ?
Name an online game?
Name one NBA team?
Name one NFL team?
Ok, let’s bring it back..
Many of you were able to easily answer those questions.. but why? Because it’s already in your heart. And if we asked you tonight if the Word of God was ESSENTIAL in your life, we would likely say YES, but could we as easily answer questions about the Bible as we could these other things? If the answer is no, there’s no shade, just an invitation to lean in right now and receive what God has for us.
And this is important because all of us have something called a world view. We each have a view on the world and if you don’t know the Word of God, it is often a distorted view. What happens is that we each have influencing agents that affect the way we see life. We each have unique EXPERIENCES, CIRCUMSTANCES, PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES, AND MEDIA. Based on our interaction with these we form a world view. It gets tricky tho because each experience is absolutely real to you but that doesn’t mean they define TRUTH, only God’s WORD gets to do that.
Like do you look at God through the lens of each of these areas? Or do you look at all of life through the lens of The WORD of God? And let’s be real, how can you look at life through the lens of God’s Word unless you actually know His word? So no matter where you are right now on your journey with Jesus, we can all grow in this area of our life. So let’s get right to it..
What is the WORD of GOD? The scriptures, The breath of God, the words of life, grace and truth, living and active, truth in the midst of a world that is full of lies..
THE WORD OF GOD IS ESSENTIAL BECAUSE IT IS THE ONE THING THAT DEFINES TRUTH IN A WORLD FULL OF LIES. Let me say that again… THE WORD OF GOD IS ESSENTIAL BECAUSE IT IS THE ONE THING THAT DEFINES TRUTH IN A WORLD FULL OF LIES.
As we continue things are going to be a little bit different. I want you to Open your hearts, let the word of God, God’s words to you.. let them wash over you. We are going to create some space right now and just invite the Holy Spirit in.
Prayer – no condemnation..
I am going to take the next few minutes and just read the WORD of God, the truth in a world full of lies. Just receive it for yourself
READ Ch 15
That’s it, God’s Word… and my question tonight for you, is that enough? Are the words of Jesus enough? No fog machines, no fancy lights, no special effects, just the word of God… the truth in a world full of lies…
See the WORD of God does something in us when we read it because…
SPIRIT and LIFE – John 6:63
ALIVE and ACTIVE – Hebrews 4:12
GOD BREATHED and EQUIPS us for life – 2 Timothy 3:16
LAMP for our feet and a LIGHT for our path – Psalm 119:105
When it’s In our HEARTS it PROTECTS us – Psalm 119:11
you’re BLESSED if you hear it and OBEY it – Luke 11:28
We can’t live by BREAD alone, but the WORD OF GOD – Mathew 4:4
It is the TRUTH that sets us free – John 8:32
And it is what DEFINES truth in a world full of lies
It is the ultimate book of HOPE!!!!!
And it is ESSENTIAL…
We NEED the Word of God in our lives…
If you will RECEIVE it, BELIEVE it, you will be BLESSED…