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Are you spiritually hungry? Join us as we strip away the noise and get back to the heart of it all in our new series, “Analog Faith.” We’re diving deep into the transformative power of God’s Word with a life-changing message from Pastor Chris Durso. Let’s dig in and feast on the soul-nourishing truth that can only be found in the bible.

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The Power Of The Word – Chris Durso

Matthew 5:6 (The Message)

“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.”

Your soul will starve when your biblical appetite is famished.

E – Engage

A – Acknowledge

T- Train

1: Engage

Engage the word of God because your soul needs it.

How do I engage? I ingest it.

Jeremiah 15:16

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart.”

I study it.

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Why do I engage?

I’m not smart enough to make it on my own.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.”

I don’t trust me. I trust God!

2: Acknowledge

Acknowledge that you can’t survive without the word of God.

Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

This is for me.

Acknowledge that you’re not the rescuer of the Bible. You’re the rescued!

3: Train

Train yourself to be led by the word!

2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

Training prepares you to take on life’s hardest moments.

There’s an expectation…

2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV)

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”

Jesus expects me to know what He said.

Mark 12:10 (amplified)

“Have you not even read this Scripture: ‘The stone which the builders regarded as unworthy and rejected, This [very stone] has become the chief Cornerstone.”

Mark 12:26

“But concerning the raising of the dead, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?”

Jesus expects me to know what He said, because what He said is what He continues to say

Matthew 4:3-4 (NKJV)

“Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

Satan can’t starve someone that’s getting fed by God.

Discussion Questions 📝:

  1. What has your experience with reading the Bible been? Do you find it easy or difficult and what tools do you use to help you grow in your wisdom and understanding?
  2. Can anyone share a time when the Bible prepared you for a tough situation and helped you overcome it?
  3. What are some practices you can put into place that would help you create a habit of being in the Bible in your daily life?
  4. In what ways would you like to see yourself engage, acknowledge, and train yourself in the Word of God?