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!