howeth May 22, 2009 11:20 AM – Show original item
Last night I had the privilege in taking part in an Ordination service for David Gardner, missionary to Peru South America. Below is some things I gathered and put together that you may be able to use. May our hearts burn today for the Word of God.
May God do great and mighty thing through your life and preaching.
Theodore Rooservelt – â€œNo educated man can afford to be ignorant of the Bibleâ€
Douglas MacArthur – â€œBelieve me sir, never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I go to bed.â€
Martin Luther – â€œIt cannot be otherwise, for the Scriptures are divine; in them God speaks, and they are His Word. To hear or read Scriptures in nothing else than to hear God.â€
James 1:23-25 it is a Mirror that shows us who we are before God
I Peter 1:23 it is the incorruptible seed which abides forever
Ephesians 5:25-27 it is water that cleanses, quenches and refreshes
Psalm 119:105 it is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path
Hebrews 4:12 it is a sword that divides asunder the soul and spirit; that discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Psalm 19:10 it is gold
Psalm 12:6 it is silver
It is precious amen!
I Peter 2:2 it is milk that should be desired that we may grow thereby.
Hebrews 5:12-14 it is meat for the mature to discern good and evil
John 6:51 it bread of life
Psalm 19:10 it is sweeter than the honey and honeycomb
Jeremiah 23:29 it is a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces
Jeremiah 20:9 it is a fire that burns in the man of Gods bones!
It convicts of sin – Heb 4:12
It converts the soul – James 1:18
It cleanses the conscience – John 15:3
It consecrates the life – John 17:17
It corrects the wrong – II Tim 3:16
It confirms the right – John 8:31
It comforts the heart – Psalm 119:50
It is a stethescope, for it probes within
It is a microscope for it looks upon
It is a telescope for it sees beyond
You should read it – Col 3:16
You should heed it – Psalm 119:9
You should seed it – Matt 28:19-20
You should desire it – I Peter 2:2
Rightly divide it – II Tim 2:15
You should live by it – Matt 4:4
You should use it – Eph 6:17
You should suffer for it and if need be die for it – Rev 1:9
and praise God, David, You should PREACH it – II Tim 4:2
â€œPreach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.â€
1. What =
a. Preach – herald, with authority to be listened to and obeyed.
b. The Word – Jn 1:1 – Christ
2. When =
a. instant – present – to be at hand
a. in season – opportune, convenient, popular
b. and out – unseasonable, not popular
3. Why =
a. Reprove – admonish, show what is wrong heresies
b. Rebuke – admonish of sin
c. Exhort – call to ones side, encourage
4. How =
a. Longsuffering – patience, endurance, forebearance
b. Doctrine – instructive, teaching, profitable