Fan the Flame – Do the Word

Pastor Phil Derstine 2-13-22


Get in the Game – Super Bowl Sunday

·      II Timothy 1:6 (NIV) “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you, through the laying on of my hands.”

·      James 1:22 “Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

·      II Timothy 3:16 (NIV) “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. (17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly equipped unto all good works.”


Word Handling Skills – like ball handling


1.  Hear it

·      Romans 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

·      The Bible is our Play Book

·      Ephesians 6:17 – Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit (Offensive Weapon)

·      Faith SEES – Faith SPEAKS – Faith ACTS


2.  Speak it

·      Romans 10:8 “The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.”

·      The Quarterback (Holy Spirit) calls the plays


3.  Do it

·      James 1:25 “But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

·      Carry the ball, pass the ball, handoff the ball…. Don’t leave it on the shelf (The Bible).


Our Secret Weapon – The Holy Spirit within us!


·      Colossians 1:26 The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. (27) to them God has chosen to make know among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

·      II Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

·      Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, (21) to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

·      Romans 8:37 “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”


The Glory of the Lord


·      Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”

·      Revelation 11:15 “Until the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ.”

·      Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. (2) For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. (3) Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”