The Revealing Word
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Heb 4:12-13 NIV)
Introduction: When you open the book, the book opens you.
I. The Word Exposes Us To A Powerful Energy (An Energy Field, or a life Force)
A. Animated with Life
B. Animated with Purpose
II. The Word Exposes Us To Our Personal Discovery (A Black Light and Lint)
A. Judging our Thoughts
B. Judging our Attitudes
III. The Word Exposes Us To A Penetrating Reality (I see you – and you can’t hide: A lie detector test)
A. Realizing we are Revealed Before God
B. Realizing we are Responsible Before God
Conclusion: open the book that opens you, so when you stand before God, you won’t have to hide.