Experiencing God part 7

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Experiencing God part 7

  1. 1. Knowing God
  2. 2. Reality #7: You come to know God byexperience as you obey Him and Heaccomplishes His work through you.
  3. 3. OBEDIENCEACCOMPLISHMENT
  4. 4. 1. Knowing and experiencing God always flows out of relationship with Him.
  5. 5. Obedience is an outward expressionof your love of God.
  6. 6. John 14:15 "If you love me, you willobey what I command."
  7. 7. His reward for obedience isrevelation .
  8. 8. 20 "Onthat day you will realize thatI am in my Father, and you are inme, and I am in you.”
  9. 9. An obedience problem is really alove problem.
  10. 10. 21 "Whoever has my commands andobeys them, he is the one who lovesme. He who loves me will be lovedby my Father, and I too will lovehim and show myself to him."
  11. 11. 24 "Hewho does not love me will notobey my teaching. These words youhear are not my own; they belong tothe Father who sent me."
  12. 12. 2. Obedience requires total dependence on God to work thru you.
  13. 13. 3. Obedience is your moment of truth. What you do:
  14. 14. • Reveals what you believe about Him.• Determines whether you experience His work in and thru you• Determines the depth of your relationship with Him.
  15. 15. 4. "I want to obey…but nothing seems to be happening."
  16. 16. Questions to Ask:• Have I obeyed in the areas I already know to be His will?• Do I really believe that He loves me and will always do what is best and right?• Am I willing to wait on His timing and obey everything I know to do in the meantime?
  17. 17. As we obey, Hebecomes more real.
  18. 18. The I Ams of Jesus• Bread of life -John 6:35• Resurrection /life - John 11:25• Light of the world - John 8:12• Way, truth and life - John 14:6
  19. 19. The I Ams of Jesus• Gate – John 10:9• True vine – John 15:1• Good shepherd – John 10:11
  20. 20. The Results: the good ofothers and the glory of God.
  21. 21. Deuteronomy 28:1 If you fully obeythe LORD your God and carefullyfollow all his commands I give youtoday, the LORD your God will setyou high above all the nations onearth.
  22. 22. 2All these blessings will come uponyou and accompany you if you obeythe LORD your God: 3 You will beblessed in the city and blessed in thecountry.
  23. 23. Matthew 7:13 "Enter through thenarrow gate. For wide is the gateand broad is the road that leads todestruction, and many enterthrough it.
  24. 24. 14But small is the gate and narrowthe road that leads to life, and onlya few find it.
  25. 25. Next Steps_ I’m ready to obey God by _____._ Class 201: Growing In Spiritual Maturity._ Class 301: Using My Gifts to Serve God._ Class 401: Sharing My Faith

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