This Wednesday, Pastor Steve Beaulieu teaches on the greetings given throughout the Bible, namely those of Paul and James, as well as to drive home the point that the Bible is living and active! In Hebrews and Revelation, the scripture is said to be two-edged as a sword, meaning it drives through and cuts on both sides of what it touches. When we study it fervently, it brings forth rhema words that speak directly to us when we need them! It should drive you to the point of it being uncontainable, that you have to share what was given to you with others. And so, the first edge of the sword, the Word of God, strikes at the enemy to tell him to back off, while the other speaks to us and tells our flesh and heart to submit.
Every word in the Bible is powerful and ordained and directly from God! This is most evident from the greeting from James, brother of Jesus, in the book of James. He says “James, a servant of God AND of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Being Jesus’ brother, James lived with Him his entire life and could make claim that Jesus was without sin. As a devout Jew, James’ claim that Jesus is Christ/Messiah holds an immense weight, because he would never dare do so if he knew Jesus had ever sinned. We gather all of this information just from a greeting that we often skip right over.
The Bible says that many are called but few are chosen. The chosen are those who accept this call of God! Revelation 17:14 says “He is Lord of lord and King of kings, and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” Only those who accept the call and remain faithful to God are with Jesus in the end. Accept the call over your life and pray fervently for everyone in your life and those unsaved!
2 Timothy 3:16-17
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