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Reverberation: How God’s Word Brings Light, Freedom, and Action to His People

January 24, 2011

Jonathan Leeman at 9Marks Blog releases an excerpt from his book that releases today called Reverberation: How God’s Word Brings Light, Freedom, and Action to His People.

“The operations of God’s Word are not visible to the eyes. So pastors spend week after week in their studies hunched over books and older books, year after year in the pulpit filling their mouths with God’s even older words, but then look out and see the same old faces staring back at them. They wonder why nothing seems to change. Then they walk back to their offices, glance out the window, and watch as cranes half a mile away build the 5000-seat auditorium for the trendy new church with large video screens and boy bands. You can almost hear the sigh.” (from chapter 3)

“Yet my goal in this book is to help you see theologically and practically how uniquely essential God’s Word is. I want to help you see that God’s Word, working through God’s Spirit, is God’s primary instrument for growing God’s church. In fact, God’s Word is the most powerful force in the universe. God created the universe through his Word (Gen. 1:3). He is recreating it through his Word (2 Cor. 4:6). And he sustains all things by his Word (Heb. 1:3). God speaking involves all three persons, as the Father speaks through the Son by the Spirit. All three wonderfully conspire to pour forth their power through speech, to accomplish their single will through words.” (from the Introduction)

 

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