27 Jan 2024 Sermon – Be rooted in the Word of God

Audio sermon

Dear Beloved

Mark 4:14-20

14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble. 18 Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, 19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, [a]accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

In this world there are weeds, put the word into practice, so that it stands and overcomes the weeds and thorns

Acts 19:20
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

The real you comes out when trial , when situation when challenges arise…
If the WoG is inside your heart it comes out.

Out of the abundance of the heart the Mouth speaks

Luke 6:45
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

The Word is tried, and the Word and proven
Every word of God is [a]pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

Psalms 18:30 New King James Version (NKJV)

As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

psalms 12:6
The LORD’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

Proverbs 30:5
Every word of God is tested and refined [like silver]; He is a shield to those who trust and take refuge in Him.

This week put thw word of God to test.

Joshua 11:1-5
1 Samuel 14:6b For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”

Joshua 11:6
But the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow about this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel. You shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire

2 Timothy 1:7a
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
John 14:27b Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28
Hebrews 13:6b “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”

Psalms 20:7
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs to it and is safe and set on high [far above evil].

Romans 8:37
37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

2 Corinthians 2:14
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

Chriustians need to lead victorious lives and need to experience victory in day to day life

Complete victory comes with complete obedience.

Joshua 11:23
Live your life in line with God’s word

Be rooted in the Word of God

Deuteronomy 33:27
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

|Exodus 33:21
21 And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

1 Kings 19:11-12 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Luke 5:16
16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

Isaiah 26:3

3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Colossians 3:15
15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Psalms 75:6-7 King James Version (KJV)
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the south. But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.