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Seed, sword, Spirit, life
Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
May 25, 2024

For those who are new to the Old and New Testaments, the Bible might seem like an encyclopedia, a dry and dusty text that people own but rarely read. But the Bible is more. So much more.

The Bible is like a seed, so small you could miss it or entirely dismiss it, yet so packed with potential it could produce, according to Jesus, “a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown” (Matthew 13:23).

The Bible is like a sword, the weapon that keeps you alive in this spiritual war “so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:11).

The Bible is full of the Spirit, working invisibly, powerfully, and supernaturally, leading Paul to state that “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” (Romans 10:17).

The Bible is life itself, prompting Peter to resist the done-with-Jesus crowds and confess, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).

There is no other book that is worthy of so much of your limited time in this life. You are no fool if you begin or end each day (or both!) in the God-breathed, Spirit-filled, life-changing Scriptures.

Because these Scriptures are seed, sword, Spirit, and life.