Vital Power of the Word
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:4.
The Word of God is to be our spiritual food.
The life of Christ that gives life to the world is in His word. It was by His word that Jesus healed disease and cast out demons; by His word He stilled the sea, and raised the dead....
As our physical life is sustained by food, so our spiritual life is sustained by the Word of God. And every soul is to receive life from God’s Word for himself. As we eat for ourselves in order to receive nourishment, so we must receive the Word for ourselves....
In His promises and warnings, Jesus means me.... The experiences related in God’s Word are to be my experiences. Prayer and promise, precept and warning, are mine.
The creative energy that called the worlds into existence is in the word of God. The word imparts power; it begets life. Every command is a promise; accepted by the will, received into the soul, it brings with it the life of the Infinite One....
The life thus imparted is in like manner sustained. “By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4) shall man live. The mind, the soul, is built up by that upon which it feeds; and it rests with us to determine upon what it shall be fed. It is within the power of every one to choose the topics that shall occupy the thoughts and shape the character.
Youth, in the name of Jesus I appeal to you whom I shall soon meet around the throne of God, Study your Bible. It will prove to you not only the pillar of cloud by day but the pillar of fire by night. It opens before you a path leading up and still upward, bidding you go forward. The Bible—you do not know its worth! It is a book for the mind, for the heart, for the conscience, the will, and the life. It is the message of God to you, in such simple style that it meets the comprehension of a little child. The Bible—precious Book!
This booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference, gives great tips of how to work effectively through each of the avenues of influence within your church including: Personal Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Sabbath School Ministries, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Publishing Ministries, Women’s Ministries, Men’s Ministries, and more. (35 pages)
If we are called to have Christ's character, what might that look like? This beautiful compilation from the Desire of Ages gives an inspiring overview of the character of Christ. As we gaze at Christ, we will be transformed into His image. Inspiration tells us, "Christ is sitting for His portrait in every disciple” (Desire of Ages, p. 827).
In this three part audio series, Jerry and Janet Page share some of their personal experiences as they talk about how to cultivate a vibrant prayer life, a prayer life that will help your relationship thrive both with God and with those around you. Grab a pen and notebook, and sit down prepared for a blessing!