Memorization 1

Series: Memorization
Presenter: Chuck Gianotti

The Word of God is essential in the life and ministry of the elder, not just academically or cognitively, but as a spiritually nourishing source of life. Part one of two.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are three things of value that the Word of God can do in a person’s life?
It restores our soul, anchors us to that which is enduring, makes us wise.
2. When the writer of Acts talked about the expansion of the church in the book of Acts, what did he specifically say increased, spread, and grew?
The Word.
3. When many disciples stopped following Jesus in John 6, what did Peter give as his reason for staying with Jesus?
He said that Jesus had the words of eternal life.

Discuss It

  1. When you read about David, Ezekiel, and Jeremiah speaking about eating or tasting the Word of God, would that be a good description of your attitude toward the Word?
  2. In what way would you say the Word nourishes your soul?
  3. How would you describe the difference in the teaching by someone who just knew the facts of the Bible and theology as compared with someone who was saturated with the living Word of God?

Apply It

  1. Spend time reading and meditating on Psalm 19. Then write a two- or three-paragraph statement describing in your own words the Word of God.
  2. Read Psalm 119 (the longest Psalm) and note how many verses make reference to the Law of God, precepts, statutes, etc. What does this tell you about David’s thoughts about the Law of God?