“constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father, knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you; for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit…You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.” 1 Thessalonians 1:3-7 NASB
WORD POWER IS ACTIVATED BY 2 THINGS!!
THOSE IN USE FOR GOD!!
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.”
1 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV
THOSE THAT ARE STEADFAST IN HOPE AND HARD TIMES!!
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23 NLT
BE OPEN TO CELEBRATE COMFORTING WORDS AND CORRECTING WORDS!!
“Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 NLT
Life Group Questions:
Why is it important to have “Word Power”?? Can you do the work of God without the Holy Spirit??
Give examples of Planting and Watering God’s Word.
Do you find your faith growing in Good Times or Hard Times?? Why is it important to embrace Hard Times??
What has “Correction” taught you in your walk with Christ?? Why can’t we just receive the “Comforting” words??