Lord’s Day, May 3

The Precious Word of God, Message Three
The Bible—God’s Feeding

Here is the entire outline and daily portions for Week 3 in PDF format if you’d like to have it or print it for your reference.

Week 3 – Outline and Daily Portions

The Precious Word of God, Message Three
The Bible—God’s Feeding
Day 1

I. The Bible is our food

A. We eat the word of God to live

Matt. 4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on  every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.”

B. By eating the word of God we are constituted with God

Ezekiel 3:1–3 Then He said to me, Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and He gave me that scroll to eat. And He said to me, Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your inward parts with this scroll that I am giving you. And I ate it, and it was like honey in my mouth in its sweetness.

Day 2

I. The Bible is our food, (continued)

C. You are what you eat

Matt. 12:34b–35 For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man, out of his good treasure, brings forth good things, and the evil man, out of his evil treasure, brings forth evil things.

Phil. 2:15–16 That you may be blameless and guileless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as luminaries in the world, Holding forth the word of life, so that I may have a boast in the day of Christ that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.

Day 3

II. Why do we eat?

A. To grow unto salvation

1 Peter 2:2–3 As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation, If you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Corinthians 3:7b … God who causes the growth.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and unto the day of eternity. Amen.

Day 4

II. Why do we eat? (continued)

A. To grow unto salvation

B. To be nourished by the word which we closely follow

1 Timothy 4:6 If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed.

C. To be strengthened

Psalm 119:28 My soul melts because of grief; / Strengthen me according to Your word.

Day 5

II. Why do we eat? (continued)

D. For enjoyment

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, / And Your word became to me / The gladness and joy of my heart, / For I am called by Your name, / O Jehovah, God of hosts.

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, / Even much refined gold; / Sweeter also than honey / And the drippings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, / For they are the gladness of my heart.

Day 6

III. How to enjoy the word—by means of all prayer

Ephesians 6:17–18a 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, praying at every time in spirit….

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.

Job 23:12b …I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my apportioned food.