Discovery Church

HE-Brews Part 1

OUTLINE:
 
THE WORD OF GOD  IS A GOOD BREW!
 
#1.  IT WILL SUSTAIN YOU.  1:3
 
 
#2. IT WILL PROFIT YOU.  4:2
 
 
#3.  IT WILL HELP YOU DISCOVER YOU  4:12
 
 
Lets enjoy this amazing brew today ….let’s get into his word and join me in some He-BREWS.
 
 
 
#1. God’s Word will SUSTAIN YOU.
 
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.  Hebrews 1:1-3 (NIV)
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You can rest in this, because he holds all things together by his powerful word…. he can hold you together today!
If you find a bible that is falling apart at the seams….it most likely belongs to someone whose life isnt.
if you feel like you are drowning in the circumstances of your life, remember Jesus is the life guard that can walk on water.
“all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  Colossians 1:16,17 (NIV)
#2.  God’s Word will PROFIT YOU…..If.
the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. Hebrews 4:2 (NKJV)
Let’s talk about “PROFIT”.
What is profit? – Profit is what you have left when the transaction is over.
It’s not what you HAVE……It’s what you have left!
prof·it
ˈpräfət/
noun – It’s the gain, its the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent.
* If you broke even you were not profitable…..if you went in the red you were not profitable.
* You are only profitable after you deduct all of your liabilities /overhead and expenses.
So, how can you profit from God’s word?
 
Hear it?   Read it?   listen to a sermon? – No! that will not profit you unless you do something with it.
 
Yes, there is God’s part but then there is your part….God’s part is sending his good word to you and your part is  mixing faith with it.
 
You have to add your faith to his word – You part in the mix is to mix God’s word with faith.
 
PROTEIN SHAKE  – SHAKE WELL

 

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Everything you need is in it but if you don’t MIX IT UP….
but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. Hebrews 4:2 (NKJV)
 
faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
By Faith  we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. – Hebrews 11:2
By Faith  By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned. – Hebrews 11:29
By Faith  By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. – Hebrews 11:30
without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. – Hebrews 11:6
What is your response ……when the word of God get around you?
What is your response …. when the word of God gets in you?
 
Does it move you to action?
Does it call you to a higher purpose?
Does it stir you do something about something?
 
Faith without works is dead – James 2:17
MIX IT UP!
#3.  IT WILL HELP YOU DISCOVER YOU  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. Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)
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“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.” (James 1:22-25 NIV)
 

James calls God’s Word a mirror. The mirror helps us evaluate ourselves. Once you look at a mirror, you can decide if you need to make any changes before you leave for the day. The Bible helps us do that, too.

You can look at the Bible in one of two ways. You can glance at the mirror or gaze into it. On the old TV show “Happy Days,” the Fonz would glance at the mirror. He’d walk past the mirror, stop, look into it, and say, “Hey!” He didn’t have to do anything else. He was pure perfection. He just needed a glance.

That’s not the way you look into God’s Word. You don’t just glance at the Word of God in a rushed, hurried manner and then leave. Glancing at God’s Word won’t change your life.

Do you want a life that God blesses? It all starts with gazing into God’s Word. James 1:22-25 gives you the blueprint for how to study God’s Word in a way that he blesses.

  • Read your Bible. “… whoever looks intently …”
  • Review the Bible. “… and continues in it …”
  • Remember the Bible. “… not forgetting what they have heard …”
  • Respond to the Bible. “… but doing it …”
 
THE WORD OF GOD  IS A GOOD BREW!
 
#1.  IT WILL SUSTAIN YOU.  1:3
#2. IT WILL PROFIT YOU.  4:2
#3.  IT WILL HELP YOU DISCOVER YOU  4:12
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