God’s Word Is Authoritative

Bible Text: Ephesians 6:17 | Preacher: Rick Fulton | Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit—which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:17 (CSB)

There Is Nothing to Compare It To

It Is Not of Human Origin

This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also works effectively in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 (CSB)

19 We also have the prophetic word strongly confirmed, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation, 21 because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:19-21 (CSB)

It Has a Unique Provenance

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness

2 Timothy 3:16 (CSB)

It Is the Divine Weapon of the Believer

The Only Weapon We Need

14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, 15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In every situation take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit—which is the word of God. 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

Ephesians 6:14-18 (CSB)

It Is Incisive and Accurate

12 For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 No creature is hidden from him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give an account.

Colossians 3:16 (CSB)

It Contains Our Instructions

We Have New Identities

Because you have been born again—not of perishable seed but of imperishable—through the living and enduring word of God.

1 Peter 1:23 (CSB)

And New Homes

18 Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wondrous things from your instruction. 19 I am a resident alien on earth; do not hide your commands from me.

Psalm 119:18-19 (CSB)