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Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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August 15, 2021 8:00 am


Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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August 15, 2021 8:00 am

Pastor Robert begins the series with a message about how the Bible has the power to transform you and fully satisfy your spiritual needs.

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Welcome to worship and the word pastor and today we started a series called more than words in this series.

Pastor Robert dives into how you can read the Bible experience the Americas with an discover the answers you need and refresh your hunger. This really is a transformative message, so let's join Pastor.

I saw him begin a new series of your turn X.

The 16 and John six or flip it over our remote X to 16 and I'll go to John six and I go to preach a series we get a series called more than words. But this is about the Bible and God started speaking there last fall to really help us understand and love God's word and II say God's word because I do believe it is God's work and then I saw something in print were a person who has professed Christ was actually attacking the Bible. It was so shocking to me. It was such an unbelievable attack.

As I begin the study. This attack what what it said was that we need to learn to read and interpret the Bible as other great works of literature such as Shakespeare illegally said and and all of us should interpret the Bible, according to our worldview. I was shocked that I read. I was reading this I was shocked and and and it said thus they put in parentheses biblical interpretation to let us know what the doctrine of biblical interpretation fits the doctrine of biblical interpretation actually says the opposite. It says the Bible is of no private interpretation but he put it this way you don't interpret the Bible. The Bible interpret you. The Bible is God's word, and so I was actually talking to my son Josh about this and he said that there's a kind of a whole move against the inerrancy of Scripture. If you use the word imperative like weirdest part of the older uninformed you know dinosaur type generation and I said will have on the world what one of the usually in a course (that was using the same argument that I heard 35 years ago when I was about to talk Pastor Jack Hafer about it.

He said they were saying that 65 years ago when I was in Bible College, so there's no new argument.

So please don't get caught up. So I said to Josh what what what what what would be the main argument is the will, the inconsistency in Scripture as a like what and he said well he said phrase it's it's they're saying my son with the Savior sees that there say they scientifically impossible for Amanda Leah inside a fish for three nights and so I said to him, will I actually believe that and my son said what you believe that I said yeah I do believe it scientifically possible for man limits artificial surveys.

I also believe it scientifically impossible for an ocean apart and people walk over a dry life. I also believe it scientifically impossible for a virgin to have a child obligate scientifically possible for me in the local water I believe is scientifically possible for man to be raised from the dead. My son, that does it prove that the Bible not true. That proves that God is God's truth. We have a supernatural miracle working God was a whole bunch of things that the other side to impossible. And if your God is subject to science. I feel sorry for so can operate remote with God's word and you do not until you realize it's the first attack of Satan first dying of Satan was to cast doubt on the word of God. Did God really say they were that leads that leads to exact what Satan said you can become God.

You can decide which passages are inspired and which passages are not inspired and you become God and you're not God and I believe every word of this book even if I don't understand it. If you think this book is limited to your little finite intellectualism.

I feel sorry for you if you think this book you have to church you're not that smart.

I'm fired up about this series is you mark my words, this is the next attack of the because he doesn't have to discuss issues anymore. Always do is discredit this book is God's word all the issues that we talked about it doesn't have to talk about psychics as they came up with a laptop that is to argue she is SF cast doubt on this book. That's what he did with Adam and Eve in the garden is no matrix was a cast downward by source: Grant is number one Bible is our daily bread. Our daily bread X to 16 verse four then the Lord said to Moses, behold, I will rain. Brad from heaven for you. Notice bread from heaven is very important because Jesus quotes this bread from heaven for you and the people shall go out together, certain quota every day I'm going to give you bread every day that I may test them with either whether they will walk in my law are not then you go New Testament that will be a John six moment but Matthew six verse 11 and when the disciples that Jesus right. He said give us this day our daily bread.

Yes, I believe that's on that provision, but since the Bible is also bread and I'll show you to the minute where the but it's very clear that the words of daughter Brad is it that God wants to give you a daily word from God. Now I don't want to embarrass you, because all this mess almost missed a few mornings, but you should be reading the Bible everyday. But what was your word from God today take I had up there had a busy, very busy time. I've had a haircut at eight this morning and then went by, I know that and still not busy, but my travel schedule. The last week and then went by to see the doctor nine because were going out of the country and we take precautionary things with us, you know they were by the chiropractor and all that was studying to get ready studying on the plane there and on the plane back Thursday and Friday from the memorial service and so after I studied there and I was just exhausted and so I lie down for a little while.

Took a nap so I woke up and I was ready and got ready and then prayed and all but it didn't have anything to eat.

I was a little weak, and so I ate a sandwich and green report came out.

But when we don't need we kind of feel kinda yucky. You know an entire week. I think some of you feel yucky and tired and weak to shed many here here's a good one about daily. I love this verse.

Psalm 68, 19 blessed by Blessed be the Lord daily loads us with benefits. I would like us to make a commitment to read the Bible everyday. It is the first thing I do evermore. The first thing I do and that's on the phones on our phones not so easy and it's free. I know the guy doing really well prevented you version. I know the guy's break got so it's free in the very first thing I do the very first thing before shower before anything is just like my finger my phone flip it over to where I'm reading and start and read restart read read 23 chapters 1st thing I'm just I'm having breakfast.

My spiritual breakfast and I want to encourage you to read the Bible and write. Here's what us up like safety. If you read the Bible for 30 days. Everyday. If you're not fully satisfied, give your money back okay so let me tell you say what Bible should already, so let me just give you just a little understanding. There are two categories. The Bible is actually three with two categories of translations. The third is a paraphrase a paraphrase is like the living Bible to got run first.

So don't put it down. It's a great idea to write for you. Give when all we had was gnocchi James eroded so as to understand it and that's a paraphrase and that means a paraphrase means he takes the English version and puts it in modern by going okay so but translations go back to the original Hebrew Old Testament Greek New Testament and trancelike mother. Two types of translations and exact equivalency translates word by word.

A dynamic equivalency translates the phrase of the fall.

That's the difference in the two categories of Bibles and I'll tell you some of the ones but exact equivalency. That's what I preach from operate from new King James because I want to know what the exact word is many times I tell you, let me tell you what this word means in the Greek that doesn't mean it's better than it just means it's a different translation so if you want to study. You want them exact equivalency translation new King James is exact equivalency new American Standard English standard version was her exact equivalency a dynamic translation translates the fall of the verse that would be like the new living translation the nameless version of the NIV. The message I use.

I think the message was a paraphrase, but I found out that Sadie is a translation I went back to the original. I like the message.

By the way. The message is what is just a great guy just puts in such a different way. I would suggest everyone get the message and read the free membership. It's like someone 22 verse one says I was glad when they said on the me let us go into the house of the Lord and the message says something like, it was cool when I said hey dude, let's go to church know it's not quite that like it's just is just a fun version so I just want you to read the Bible. That's the point. So again exact equivalency is word by word dynamic is thought by phone.

So that's the difference between the two versions are here's number two are sustaining bread. So not only is it our daily bread. God wants to give you a word from his word every day. By the way you had this happen LB you raise your hand. How many times have you read something the Bible and later in the day you thought oh that's why read that this morning safe. So it's a daily word from God are sustaining bread.

Matthew four versus 334 now when the tempter came to hear him. He said if you are the son of God, command that these stones become bread. Nonmember Jesus manifesting 40 legs but he answered and said, it is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

By the way, just go back my introduction, my fiery introduction. If Scripture is just another literary work, like Shakespeare, why did Jesus use it to overcome temptation because three times. He was tempted. He said it is written, it is written, it is written, "thanks for all the day you will get will reach reviewed site but God's word does so it is written so is Randy man shall not live by bread alone man shall live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds mouth of God. This is showing that the Bible is our bread. It's our spiritual nourishment." In that he's quoting when he said it was written. It's Deuteronomy 83 so he humbled you, allowed you to hunger fed you with manna that set David manna which you did not know your fathers did not know that he might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that proceeds mouth the Lord now specific that I sent Debbie loves Brent she loves Brent she could eat bread. Morning breakfast meeting and not snatch loves Brent and so I hi when I try to lose weight. I tried to high protein, low carbs, she doesn't like that of all because she loves Brent so I was actually sharing this message. Whether, and I said so number two WC Scripture Jesus, that man is not live by bread alone. She said I told you the acting start was of the devil. So anyway we not food to sustain our natural bonds. Would you agree you need spiritual food to sustain your spiritual blog site know what a whole bunch of Christians are dying from spiritual malnutrition because they're not eating the word of God. This is Brent Isaiah 55. Two.

Why do you spend for money for what is not. Brent number 20 spend your time not feeding your spirit and your wages for what does not satisfy listen carefully and eat what is good that's referred to the Bible spiritual bread and let your soul the ally in abundance number display feature so Job 2312 I treasured the words of his mouth. That would be the Bible more than my necessary food. Joshua 18 this book of the law shall not depart from your mouth but you shall meditate it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written. For the in the end if you if you meditate on the word day and night again. You will make your way prosperous, and CN. You will have good success.

Okay so this is your prosper and be successful. Not just financially, marriage, family, kids health, everything. If you read and meditate on God's word. If according that verse. What's the most important thing you could do everything is already Wall Street Journal that may be part of your business. But the most important thing you could do if your prosper is revival everything. My son James now oversees our stewardship department and a few other departments or church, but when he was young he wanted to go into business. So he was 16 years old. Steve a family friend of ours who was a construction business for 30 years now oversees our business leaders see said to me you know James wants to be a businessman like I am and so would you mind if I mentored the M in business. I said love you to mentor him in business and so they map and when I got home I said what did you learn a lot of business principles. He said no I did and he said no, no, meet every week, but he said you know what this was about us to know you said about it was about the Bible and he told me you will never be successful in business. If you don't know the Bible and so Steve, what are holders required my son when he was 16 years old. The first thing he said he said I will meet with you if you don't do this required him to memorize 200 scriptures a year now. Funny story about that. We went to Baylor University to study business. Steve said you know you need to listen to the Bible in your spare time, my son, if you know James ERC stewardship type so he's a good steward will I say that is his cheek so he goes the bookstore and the new King James version is like 49 or $59.

All the version for but they had the old King James for 999 save all the old King James Thorndike Josh my older son called me and said what is going on with James. I said what you mean and so I said will I call him and he said to me, wherefore art thou, my brother, Johnson what Jay said SIB and in thy field with my father today.

But here's the here's the third point is not only our daily bread, and are sustained bread.

It's archery it's archery rip. By the way, if you don't know where the word Bible came from just a little history here yet it came from the Greek word bibliology, which comes from a city named Byblos, Byblos, was the largest was a Phoenician city was the largest exporter of apparatus paper in the world. So if you had a book at that time it was probably printed in Byblos so you say will so toward Bible simply means book but you have to remember the word holy is in from it is the holy book gets to set apart from all of the books so it's archery bread. So what I mean by this. Why would you watch where we started with manna and he said bread from heaven to watch what Jesus says in John chapter 6, verse 31 our fathers this is what the Pharisees said to Jesus first. Our fathers ate the manna in the desert as it is written, he gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Then Jesus said they most assuredly, I say view Moses did not give you the bread from heaven noticing and saving bread from heaven.

He stated he give you the Britney did get them bread from heaven, not the bread from heaven, but my father gives you the true bread from heaven for the bread of God. The bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. Then I said to him, Lord, give us this bread also. And Jesus said to them, I love this. I am the bread of life. The bread Ellis. He who comes to me shall never hunger spiritually and shall end here believes in me shall never thirst. He can satisfy then verse 48 of John six I am the bread of life.

Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and then out there. This is the bread which comes down from heaven that one may eat of it and not die there forever.

I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever at the bread I should give my flask which I give for the life of the world. John 11 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. In verse 14 says in the Word became flesh. But Jesus Jesus is the word of God, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten. Remember John 316 is the only begotten son of the father full of grace and truth.

John 1911 I saw heaven opened, behold a white horse even set up on him was called faithful and true in righteousness he judges and makes war. He has eyes like a flame of fire, so we notice Jesus only his head were many crowns got a name written that no one knew except himself. He was flowed with a robe dipped in blood, and he is name is called the Word of God are so I'm I telling you this, when you read this book you are taking Jesus. Jesus had only one more Scripture here. John 663 Jesus said the words that I speak them to you by our spirit and they are life.

The more you read this book, the more Jesus gets in you, Jesus, think about this. We have the key to everything we have the secret to miracles.

We have God's autobiography biography.

He wrote we have an encyclopedia. Only God from him and about, we have the words of eternal life.

We have the answer to every problem and it's an app on our phones that we very seldom open. I promise you you read this book you will change your life Gateway church was born out of this book when I was praying about whether to start a church or not, God took me to a Scripture. We were thinking about moving to the Southlake Keller Colleyville grapevine area somewhere near to begin the first campus. We knew then we would have other campuses.

Eventually, and we put our house up for sale.

It was up for six months.

We never had one show. Not even a show where not much, much less an offer whereas showing and we would not think that their planters were there just moving to another neighborhood, God spoke to supplant the church.

The Lord said to me or Debbie said it's the same thing.

Debbie said saw some ladies. Debbie said I think we need to put our house like a personal best of their 6 ounces of laborers that we were the only one for sale when before when there real showing just have a wedding to so I said to the Lord, Lord, we put our house up for sale in my daily Bible reading reading through measuring the new living translation Genesis I get to Genesis 35 verse one then God said to Jacob, get ready and moons to Bethel and settled there and build an altar there to build the church building place people should not we put our house up for sale within two weeks. We had a bidding war in our house. So we bought a house in Keller we started a Bible study in our living room with 30 people I met. We have $30,000, but with pastor and listened with the Holy Spirit saying to you if you want to connect with this. Check out some of past Roberts other messages visit Pastor and if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community. Thanks so much for joining us at the start this new series next time. Pastor Robert is going to talk about how the Bible is cleansing water first.

Until then, we pray you have a blessed week

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