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Be Strong in the Word and the Spirit

God gave us two legs so we can walk with balance. In our spiritual journey we also have two legs: (1) the Word of God, and (2) the Holy Spirit. Some churches emphasize the Bible, but they can become dry, religious or overly intellectual if they don’t balance this with the Spirit. In the same way, some churches emphasize the Holy Spirit yet they can slip into error if they aren’t grounded in Scripture.

The Word and the Spirit work together. Don’t neglect either! You should be a student of the Word like Apollos, who was “mighty in the Scriptures”

(Acts 18:24). But you should also be filled with the Holy Spirit and develop spiritual gifts, like Paul. He said: “My message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Cor. 2:4). You can have all the right Bible verses and read all the right books and still be powerless. Be mighty in the Scriptures AND in God’s power!

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