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Word Handling Skills – Super Bowl Sunday

Pastor Phil Derstine 2-12-23


Carrying the Fire – The Sword (Word) & Fire (Spirit)

·      Jeremiah 20:9 His word is in my heart, like a fire shut up in my bones!”

·      Patrick Mahomes (QB for Kansas City Chiefs) – “I know that I’m on that football field to glorify Him… So it’s not about winning or losing, it’s about going out there and being the best that I can in His Name.”

· – A movement to reintroduce people to the Jesus of the Bible and His confounding love and forgiveness (Super Bowl Commercials)


Handle the Word for Forgiveness & Salvation – Our Father’s love for the Prodigals

·      Luke 15:20 (Prodigal son) “So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”

·      Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”

·      I Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.”

·      John 15:3 “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.”

·      Philippians 3:13-14 “…This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”


Word Handling Skills

·      Hear it – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)

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

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

·      The Bible is our Play Book, Holy Spirit calls the plays, Jesus is the Head Coach – Don’t fumble the ball.

·      We are a team - Have a field - Have a goal - Opposition - Lots of people are watching how we play...


God’s Word – Our Spiritual Weapon

·      Isaiah 59:19 “When the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard (Word) against him.”

·      Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) “Then said the Lord to me… I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.”

·      II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (21) God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”