Obedient To The Word


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Obedient To The Word

  1. 1. Obedience to the Word of God
  2. 3. There was much else that Jesus did; if it were written down in detail, I do not suppose the world itself would hold all the books that would be written. John 21:25 Bible
  3. 4. What is the Word of God? Traditions of the Church Teachings of the Church Bible
  4. 5. Bible and the Church <ul><li>&quot;But the word of the Lord abides for ever.’ That word is the good news which was preached to you&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Pet. 1:25) St. Peter </li></ul><ul><li>Christ promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church (Matt. 16:18) and the New Testament itself declares the Church to be &quot;the pillar and foundation of the truth&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Tim. 3:15). St. Paul </li></ul>
  5. 6. Traditions of the Church <ul><li>&quot;He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me&quot; (Luke 10:16). </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us , either by word of mouth or by letter &quot; (2 Thess. 2:15). St. Paul </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ&quot; (Rom. 10:17). </li></ul><ul><li>St. Paul </li></ul>
  6. 7. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the Hell can never overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.' Matt 16:18-19 Authority granted to the Church
  7. 9. My people are destroyed, for lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6
  8. 10. Luke 6:47-49 Matt 7:24-27
  9. 11. &quot;Therefore everyone who hears these Words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24
  10. 12. The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God Ephesian 6:17 The Word of God is Alive and Active, Sharper than any Double Edged Sword, It cuts all the way through, to where joints and marrows come together, It Judges the desires and thoughts of the heart Hebrews 4:12
  11. 13. He said to them &quot; You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind &quot; This is the greatest and the first commandment. Matt 22:37-38
  12. 14. And the second is like this &quot; You shall love thy neighbour as yourself.&quot; On these two commandments hang all the law and prophets. Matt 22:39-40
  13. 15. Love the Lord your God with all your heart , with all your soul and with all your mind and all your strength Mark 12:30 1 John 4:8
  14. 16. The Test of Obedience <ul><li>1 John 5:2 “This is how we know that we love God’s children when we love God and obey His commands.” </li></ul><ul><li>John 14:21 “The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me.” </li></ul>
  15. 17. CONSEQUENCES OF SEPARATION <ul><li>&quot;But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(Isaiah 59:2) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>(Proverbs 15:29) </li></ul><ul><li>  &quot;The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.&quot; (James 5:16) </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>SEPARATION </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. (John 15:6) </li></ul><ul><li>RECONCILIATION </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. (John 15:4) </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNION </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.&quot; (1 John 3:22) </li></ul>
  17. 20. Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus <ul><li>Luke 9:23 And He said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 14:27 &quot;Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be My disciple&quot; </li></ul>
  18. 22. Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Matt 6:10
  19. 23. THE GREAT FIAT &quot;Let it be done to me according to your word&quot; (Luke 1:38)