MONTHLY DISCIPLESHIP NUGGET
FIVE WAYS TO INTAKE THE WORD
by Pastor Ron Ballard
It is important that your disciple learn to spiritually intake the Word of God. Here are five ways to intake God’s Word.
HEAR THE WORD
“Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it.” (Luke 11:28)
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Rom. 10:17)
READ THE WORD
“He shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful
to observe all the words of this law and these statutes.” (Deut. 17:19)
“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear this prophecy, and keep those things which are
written in it.” (Rev. 1:3)
STUDY THE WORD
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that thy receive the Word with all readiness
of mind and searched the scriptures daily whether these things were so.”
“If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the
fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.” (Prov. 2:4-5)
We will later give nuggets on how to study the Word of God.
MEMORIZE THE WORD
“How can a young man cleanse his way? Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not
sin against you.” (Psa. 119:9,11)
MEDITATE ON THE WORD
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that
you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. Then you will have good success.” (Josh. 1:8)
“The scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.” Dwight L. Moody
In conclusion, remember this season we celebrate a birthday not a holiday, we celebrate the birth of the incarnated Word! Jesus the Living Word.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”(John 1:14)
Have a blessed Christmas!
Pastor Ron Ballard
Dr. Ron Ballard
Passionate about discipleship and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, Dr. Ballard's Monthly Discipleship Nugget News Letter is designed to inform, encourage, and equip all believers for the work of discipleship.