What are the most powerful words you have ever heard? Most people understand that words are powerful. As children we recite, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!" However it does not take long to realize that that is just chid's play. Time teaches us that words are indeed powerful, therefore we choose them wisely. The most powerful words belong to God. Jesus taught "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4).
We invite you to view the lesson below, follow along with the provided outline, as we not only consider the power of words, but the power of The Word.
I hear the question, “Have you eaten yet?” on most days. It is a call to fellowship because it is usually precedes a lunch invitation. At other times is a loving reminder from my wife who believes I skip too many meals. So, it is her reminder to not get distracted and pass up on something needed.
Have you ever noticed how often the Bible is referred to in edible terms?
- Josh Allen (Pikeville, KY)
Three preachers were discussing their favorite translations of the Bible. The first said, “I like the King James Version because of its beautiful English.” Another said, “I like the New American Standard Bible because it's closer to the original Hebrew and Greek.” The third one said, “I like my mother's translation the best.”
The other men were surprised. They said, “We didn't know that your mother made a translation of the Bible.” “Yes,” he replied. “She translated it into everyday life. And it was the most beautiful and convincing translation I ever saw.”
The wise man has said, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord she shall be praised” (Prov 31:30). We need more walking Bibles in the home, in the workplace, and in the community.
Paul said, “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.” (2 Cor 3:2-3). Therefore, let us follow the command of the Lord and let our “lights shine” so that men may read the story of our lives and glorify the great God whom we serve! (Mt 5:14)
Josh Allen (Pikeville, KY)
This is from our "Main Street Minute" radio broadcast
Josh Allen has been serving the Main Street congregation since 2010.