In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word of God is much more than just a written book for us to memorize. It is more than literature. It is more than history. It is alive and so connected to God that one cannot separate one from the other. When you look into the Word of God you see the face of God Himself looking back.
There are various purposes that the word of God fulfills. Among those purposes are: the word of God is a person (John 1:1) The Word of God is an offensive weapon. (Eph. 6:17). The Word of God is the seed that brings new birth. (1 Peter 1:23). Those in possession of the Word of God overcome the evil one. (1 John 2:14). For your testimony about the word of God, the world will want to kill you. (Revelation 6:9). The Word of God is a name of Jesus Christ our savior. (Revelation 19:13, John 1:1-2).
All these purposes describe the work of the Word in a believer’s life. Today we begin a series on the need of Scripture in a believer’s life.