This past Saturday I had the chance to enter again upon the work of ministering to men in a small group. This has been my heart for a long time and was a big part of my ministry back in Michigan. Our church, Garden City, has a monthly men’s breakfast and this was the second one since we have been here. I saw in it an opportunity to equip the men for their service in their families and in the Church. I set it up like we had been doing the Got Doctrine? meetings in the past. Food, Fellowship and a hardy lesson from the Scriptures.
This month the focus was on the Word of God. It was not just on the Bible however. “What other ‘Word of God’ is there?” you might ask. There is Jesus in John 1:1 right? “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” The idea of God expressing His mind to humanity was more the idea that we were trying to get our minds around.
God’s Word is also creative as well as expressive. His Words in the first chapter of Genesis are more than just the sounds that He made with His mouth, so to speak. They were creative energy and direction of His intent. And as we saw the Word of God (Jesus) was behind the Word of God (The Bible) from the very beginning of God’s revelation of Himself to man. He is the ultimate revelation of God, the Express Image of His Person as the author of Hebrews tells us.
For God to condescend to us and take the time and effort to communicate with us is amazing. We are just specks in the universe that is so vast. And not only that but we are rebellious specks. “When I consider the heavens, the work of Your hands, the sun and the stars that You have ordained, what is man that Your are mindful of him or the son of man that you visit him?” Why would God condescend to even initiate that conversation?
God’s Word is amazing and our response to it is often less that it should be. We are so slow to hear the voice of God as He stoops to speak to us. I pray that as you take the time to listen to the lesson that it provokes you to listen more to the Word of God, (The Bible and the Son!)
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The Word of God – Various Scriptures