Lord’s Day, April 26

Spend some time this morning to open up to the Lord in prayer regarding what He touched you with during the previous six days. Review your notes and the outline points and verses. Ask the Lord what He would have you share with all the saints. Prepare a prophecy (1-2 minutes long) to share with the saints what you enjoyed this week.

Here is the whole outline for the week, for your reference. And here is a downloadable PDF version.

The Precious Word of God, Message Two
The Bible—God’s Breathing

I. God’s breathing in creation

Genesis 2:7   Jehovah God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

Job 32:8   But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

II. God’s breathing in the new creation

John 20:22   And when He had said this, He breathed into them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.

III. God’s breathing to sustain us

2 Timothy 3:16   All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

IV. God’s breathing brings the element of God into us

John 4:24   God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.

John 6:63   It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

A. Truthtruth replaces the vanity of corruption with the reality of all the divine riches

Ephesians 5:26   That He might sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing of the water in the word.

John 13:5   Then He poured water into the basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

John 17:17   Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

Titus 3:5   Not out of works in righteousness which we did but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Psalm 119:9   With what should a young man keep his way pure? / By guarding it according to Your word.

B. Lifeeternal life not only swallows up death but also renders the life supply

1 Peter 1:23   Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.

James 1:18   He brought us forth by the word of truth, purposing that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

James 1:15   Then the lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; and the sin, when it is fully grown, brings forth death.

Psalm 119:11   In my heart I have treasured up Your word / That I might not sin against You.

Hebrews 4:12   For the word of God is living and operative and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

C. Light—the Holy Scripture not only dispels the confusion but also furnishes divine light and revelation

2  Pet. 1:19   And we have the prophetic word made more firm, to which you do well to give heed as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Proverbs 20:27   The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, / Searching all the innermost parts of the inner being.

Psalm 119:105   Your word is a lamp to my feet / And a light to my path.

Rom. 12:11   Do not be slothful in zeal, but be burning in spirit, serving the Lord.

2Tim. 1:6   For which cause I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Eph. 5:8   For you were once darkness but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light.

V. The way to receive God’s breathing by praying and singing

Ephesians 6:17–18   And receive the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God, By means of all prayer and petition.

Colossians 3:16   Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.