How fully do you really believe God’s Word? This video series is a Bible study of the Gospel of John to understand how to live the Christian life fully, complete with miracles and supernatural joy. The first session introduces the series by looking closely at John 1:1-5 (“In the beginning was the Word….”) With this video we begin a Bible Study course on God’s Word and what Satan doesn’t want us to believe about it. We all have doubts to some extent. We all have verses of Scripture that we don’t truly believe. We might think we do, but we are going to uncover the lies that Satan has been giving us down through our lives. You know, his lies are very subtle. He is the father of lies, misconceptions, misunderstandings and disbelief that God’s Word is truly true.
Hi. This is Terry Modica of Good News Ministries. With this video we’re going to begin a Bible Study course on God’s Word, and what Satan doesn’t want us to believe about it.
We all have doubts to some extent. We all have verses of Scripture that we don’t truly believe. We might think we do, but we are going to uncover the lies that Satan has been giving us down through our lives. You know, his lies are very subtle. He is the father of lies, misconceptions, misunderstandings and disbelief that God’s Word is truly true. We’ve got a lot of faith in God’s Word or we wouldn’t be here taking this Bible Study. We already believe as Christians in the Word of God. However there are a lot of areas, a lot of verses that we don’t fully believe and therefore we are not living truly the empowered Christian life that God wants to give to us.
And so we begin this study with the first verses of chapter 1 in the book The Gospel of John. “In the beginning was the Word…” This is a Bible study about the Word of God. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life and this life was the light of the human race. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Now we’re going to go through that, line by line even word by word to discover how to make our faith stronger by believing in the Word of God fully. The first verse: “In the beginning was the Word” and who was “the Word”? It’s not talking about words on a page, it’s talking about a person. It’s talking about something that was a “He” and was with God and all things came to be through him. Who is the Word? Jesus Christ because as it says, “The light shines in the darkness the darkness does not overcome it. This is the light of the human race.” Of course Jesus is God so the Word is God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. In the Creed we say the Holy Spirit is the giver of life so the Word is more than text on a page. The Word is God himself, come to us to bring us light, and the darkness cannot overcome it, talking about when we fully believe in Christ so fully that every word that’s in Scripture we believe in, we have faith in.
Later we’re going to reach John chapter 14, where in verse 12 it says that, “If you believe in me you will do the same works that I do and greater far than these.” Have you walked on water? Have you multiplied food? Have you gone fishing and pulled a fish out that had your tax money in it? These are things that happened, through Jesus when he walked the earth. Now he’s walking the earth through us. This is supposed to be normal Christian living, but Satan doesn’t want us to believe that, he wants us to stay unempowered. Satan wants us to not be fully who we are as followers of Christ, miracle workers because Jesus worked miracles, strong in faith because the Holy Spirit gives us faith as a gift and we received all of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in fullness when we were baptized, the fullness of living life in the Spirit. And in order to do that we have to know what God’s Word says about how to do that, and we have to know what God’s promises are and we have to believe those promises fully, completely without doubt. Doubt isn’t bad. Doubt is meant to be the starter of a question. We are supposed to be asking the Holy Spirit for answers. We are supposed to be asking the Holy Spirit for greater understanding of the truth.
Jesus said that the Holy Spirit, he would send the Holy Spirit to be our teacher to help us understand everything we need to know about living the victorious life, the faith filled life, the successful life of a Christian where if we need a miracle because God’s Word says we can receive it, we will receive it. That’s what we’re going to discover as we go through this Bible Study.
God bless you.