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This is sort of a hammer to live in the mirror and for good reviews the very heart of gold that hopefully it's a new house is will it that I am Turning Point to Jeremiah considers why it's so volatile and valuable in the life of the believer continuing his helpful series of spiritual growth like this is today's message studying the manual over and say thank you for joining me today excited about teaching this lesson because it's right in the sweet spot of who we are and what we do here in Turning Point and I hope you have something right with in the place to make some notes because I want to tell you several things about the value of the word of God. The influence of the word of God and the power of the word of God. In these next two lessons strategies for Christian maturity.
Like diet plans. There's a new one every year. But the planet got established several thousand years ago which is meditating on and applying his word has never been equaled so there's not really any need to change it. The Bible's value and power put in a class by itself.
It's supernatural. It's God's plan for your growth and your development and it will produce the life God blesses well let's begin a manual process by asking how many there are. Here who have never read through the Bible from cover to cover.
I'm sure that it would be more than just a few of us some of you say well I tried that before when I got to Leviticus I got stuck where you can get Leviticus. I promise you, and you can get all the books of the Bible and they will be a great encouragement to your heart.
One of the things we tried to do to encourage people to take the Bible more seriously went back through the word of God and we remind ourselves in a fresh new way of the metaphors in the Bible that God has given us to tell us the power and the impact of this book in our lives.
For instance, did you know that the Bible is called surnames 412 says for the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any sword, piercing dividing asunder of soul and spirit, enjoying Sbarro is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, the root of God is called the sword because it has piercing ability and operates with effectiveness upon sinners and saints, and even works on Satan as we shall learn a little bit later on the word of God is not only assorted is a mirror how many times have we open the pages of this book to see ourselves. There were reminded in James chapter 1 of the person who looks into the mirror of the word of God and he's called upon.
Not to be just a hearer of the word, but also the Bible tells us that this book is like looking into a mirror and when we look into what we see ourselves and when we see ourselves were supposed to make the necessary changes in the power of the Holy Spirit. So we become what God wants us to be instead of what we have decided to be.
The Bible is a mirror because it reflects God's image to us in our image back to us from his word in the Bible is a hammer. I always like to ask this question. How many of you have ever been hampered by the word of God you're reading it and are comfortable in your complacency and all of a sudden you read something that jumps off the page and inches break between the eyes and you get hammered by a truth from God's word. Sometimes it happens in church the word of God is a hammer. Jeremiah says it this way, the word of God is a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces and then the word of God is like water. The Bible says that God's word is a cleansing agent.
It's like water that cleanses us that renews us in Ephesians 5 says that he might sanctify, or make holy and cleansed the church with the washing of the water