Throughout Scripture we see the Bible testifying of the generating power of God’s Word. Beginning in Genesis 1 we read that God spoke this world into existence creating life out of darkness. In Ezekiel 37 we have the fabulous vision where the Prophet is called to preach to the dry bones and through the preaching of God’s Word, God’s Spirit would bring deadness to life. This is how God gives us spiritual life. This is how God takes spiritually dead corpses and regenerates them through the teaching of His Word. 1 Peter 1:23, “For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God” (cf. Jas. 1:18). In Romans 10 the familiar verse says “faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). That is why Paul told the Corinthians, “God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe” (2 Cor. 1:21b; cf. 1 Cor. 1:17; 23; 9:16, 18; 15:11).