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Supernatural Surgery

August 28, 2016 | Dave Scheer

Special speaker Dave Scheer gives a foundational and critical message about the importance of and power found in reading the Bible every day.

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Sermon Notes

Genesis 1

  • God creates things into existence by simply speaking His word. (Heb. 11:3)
  • This chapter says “God said” eight times.
  • He actually spoke things into existence.
  • And God said let there be… Gen. 1:3
  • Humanists regard the UNIVERSE as self-existing and not created.
    • Uni=single
    • Verse=spoken sentence

The First Lie: “Has God indeed said….?” (Gen. 3:1)

  • The serpent questioned what God had said

Man lost eternal life by not believing in God’s Word. Man can gain it back by believing in His Word. Of course, His Word is Jesus Christ.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

Speaking of Jesus…

Would you take the opportunity to sit down and speak directly with Jesus? The only alternative to physically sitting down with God and talking with Him, is His word.

  • “…Behold, I have come in the volume of the book [scroll].” Psalm 40:7 and Hebrews 10:7
  • Old covenant and new covenant say the same thing.

“He humbled you (the Jews in the exodus) and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know…that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.” Deuteronomy 8:3

  • He wanted them to run out of food and be physically hungry
  • The manna he gave them was supernatural

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17

  • When we are strong in the Word, we can make it through the negative
  • We become a beacon of light to those who are struggling

“…having cleansed her by the washing of the water with the word.” Ephesians 5:26

  • Our brain needs cleansing

“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.” John 15:3

“So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

“…the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.” 1 Thessalonians 2:13

God’s Word: “Supernatural Surgery”

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit…and able to judge the thoughts and of intentions the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

  • Being in the Word brings greater discernment

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, for training in righteousness so that the man of God can may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

”It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” Peter then said, “You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:63, 68

“And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17

  • The sword is the only piece of armor that isn’t for defense, it’s for offense

Ps 138:2 “I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”

  • Why? His Name is Holy, but His Word is His Essence, His very “heartbeat.”
  • To reject His Word is to reject Him. It is Him.
    • “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

“He became more important than me.”

Good Attitude Characteristics

  • Eager reverence
  • Anticipate that God is going to say something
  • Ask Holy Spirit to teach
  • Ask God to help

Reading the Bible on a consistent basis, will cause Jesus to be more important than us to us.