Those Who Receive the Lord's Word Properly Will Be Blessed (Luke 4:16-32)
1. This morning: "Let us receive the Lord's Word properly." 2. According to John 12:47-50, this is a requirement for the saved. 3. In our lesson we are pointing out a number of blessings available to those who properly receive the Lord's Word. 4. Before we consider 9 special blessings, . . .
I. LET US FIRST EXAMINE HOW SOME PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE REACTED TO THE LORD'S TEACHING
A. The people in Nazareth reacted positively and negatively (Luke 4:16-29). B. The people in Capernaum "were astonished at His doctrine" (Luke 4:30-32). C. The people by Galilee "pressed upon Him to hear the Word of God" (Luke 5:1). D. Publicans and sinners drew near to Jesus to hear Him (Luke 15:1). E. "The common people hear Him gladly" (Mark 12:37). F. These examples show how people reacted differently to the Lord's teaching; however, . . .
II. 9 SPECIAL BLESSINGS ARE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE LORD'S WORD PROPERLY
A. "Increasing our knowledge of Christ" (2 Peter 3:18; John 5:39) B. "Knowing the truth that will make us free" (John 8:31-32) C. "Having Christ and the Father abide with us" (John 14:23) D. "Having our prayers answered" (John 15:7) E. "Building us up" (Acts 20:32) F. "Increasing our faith" (Romans 10:17) G. "Equipping us completely to do God's will" (2 Timothy 3:16-17) H. "Saving our souls" (James 1:21) I. "Spiritual growth" (1 Peter 2:2)
1. Today we have studied a number of passages that relate a very important lesson. 2. "Let us receive the Lord's Word properly."