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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Power of the Word of God

First Peter 2:2 tells us to "long for the pure milk of the Word." Pure means undiluted. A lot of us want the Word but we mix it up with other information. At most county or state fairs, you can find candied apples—apples dipped in sugar. Now, apples by themselves are a great, healthy fruit. Once you dip them in sugar, however, you’ve just killed the benefit of the apple although it tastes good. A candied apple is sweet but its nutritional value is diluted because something with no value has been added to it. Many of us will read the Word, hear the Word, and then talk to people about the Word but then dip it in human viewpoint.
 

Some more on the power of the Word of God

The Word of God is…
Active Isa 55:11 The Hebrew for "word" can also mean "action" or "deed". This indicates that God’s word is active.
Brings about creation Ps 33:6, Heb 11:3 See also 2Pe 3:5
Maintains the created order Heb 1:3 See also Ps 147:18
Gives life Dt 8:3, 32:47 See also Isa 55:2-3; Mt 4:4 Lk 4:4
Restrains from sin Ps 17:4; 119:11
Heals and rescues Ps 107:20
The power to save James 1:21 See also 2Ti 3:15; 1Pe 1:23
It brings about the growth of the kingdom of God Mt 13:23 pp Mk 4:20 pp Lk 8:15
It builds up the saints Acts 20:32

Matthew 22:29 -The "Scriptures" and "the power of God" are placed in apposition