THE NECESSITY TO OBEY… Isn’t believing in God enough?

  • Romans 4 Abraham had a righteousness before circumcision
  • Romans 3:21-22 Righteousness “apart from iaw”
  • James 1:22-26 & 2:14-26 “Faith without works is dead”

What God wants is “0-BELIEVE-IENCE”

THE CALL TO OBEY

  • Philippians 2:5-8 attitude should be the same as Jesus who obeyed to the cross!
  • I Thessalonians 4:7 He calied us to live a holy life

THE STRUGGLE TO OBEY

  • Romans 6:11-14 Do not let sin reign in your mortal body… offer as instruments of righeousness
  • Galatians 5:7-10 You were running a good race, who cut in on you? (negative influences)
  • Acts 7:51-53 resisting the Holy Spirit & His messengers (“itching ears”)

THE HEART OF OBEDIENCE

  • John 14:23-24 If anyone loves me he will obey my commands (“Love the Lord your God…”)

THE  RESULTS OF OBEDIENCE

  • I Peter 1:22 purified … bv obeying
  • I John 3:24/ives in him, and he in them.
  • I John 2:4-6/ove for God is trufv made complete in them.
  • II Corinthians 9:13 ¬†others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession

Obedience is not only  necessary, but it is the ONLY WAY TO LIVE!