The power of the Word of God

Sunday morning we will wrestle with Jonah, chapter three.  One of the lessons we will learn focuses on how God changes people through the proclamation of His Word.  While thinking about the power of God’s Word today in my study, I was reminded of these imperatives from Romans 12:9-12:

Let love be genuine.
Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
Love one another with brotherly affection.
Outdo one another in showing honor.
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope,
be patient in tribulation,
be constant in prayer.
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Live in harmony with one another.
Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.
Never be conceited.
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Whew, now that will preach!


2 Responses to “The power of the Word of God”

  1. 1 Lee
    August 21, 2008 at 7:35 am

    A-men!!! I can’t wait!

  2. 2 Searching
    August 21, 2008 at 8:48 am

    What difference do you think it would make in this country if Christians actually lived out these admonitions in their daily life instead of trying to legislate morality and spirituality??
    Something to ponder… I look forward to your sermon on Sunday! Blessings Brother Ryan!

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