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Obeying Christ

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Obeying Christ

  1. 2. Obeying Christ
  2. 3. What God Wants <ul><li>God wants man restored </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God took the first step to let man live in his presence. (Genesis 2.7,8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God established a restoration covenant (Genesis 12.3) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What God Wants <ul><li>God wanted the people of Sodom and Gommorah to change (Genesis 18) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The opportunity was provide for by Abraham. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>God wanted the people of Nineveh to change their evil ways. (Jonah) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God provided the opportunity through Jonah. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Obeying means Faith <ul><li>What is Faith? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith is more than belief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>James 2.19 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hebrews 11.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More of Hebrews 11.6 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Obeying means Faith <ul><li>“ It is one thing to boldly proclaim what God can do. It is quite another to actually trust that God will do what He has promised.” </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Nelson Publishers. (2001). What does the Bible say about-- : The ultimate A to Z resource fully illustrated. Nelson's A to Z series (141). Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Obeying means Faith <ul><li>Romans 10.17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith is found in God’s Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When we teach do we teach the Bible? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are we into “creed rehearsal?” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. What do we Teach? <ul><li>Are we Teaching Jesus? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter did. (Acts 2.14-36) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul did. (1 Corinthians 1.23) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philip did. (Acts 8.5, 35) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Jesus Produces Results <ul><li>Jesus is the way (John 14.6) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is the Lamb taking away the sins of the world. (John 1.29) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is the gospel. (1 Corinthians 15.3-8) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Jesus and Faith <ul><li>Do you have active faith? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active faith leads to following Jesus: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… to salvation. (Acts 8.36-39) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… to increasing faith. (Luke 17.5; 2 Peter 1.5-10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… to confession. (Acts 8.36-39) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… to repentance. (Acts 2.38; 9.20-22) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Faith Produces Results <ul><li>Faith leads to actions: </li></ul><ul><li>Faith leads to a change of heart. (Acts 2.38) </li></ul><ul><li>Faith leads to a change of words. (Matthew 10.32,33) </li></ul><ul><li>Faith leads to results. (James 2.14-26) </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Rush to Baptism <ul><li>Do we rush to baptism or faith? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We might avoid faith because of faith only. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We might avoid faith because of over-emphasis on baptism. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We might avoid faith because of over-emphasis on baptism only. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Jesus and Baptism <ul><li>Nicodemus and Christ: (John 3) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First, Nicodemus listened to Christ. (John 3.2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicodemus approached Christ. (John 3.1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicodemus acknowledged Christ. (John 3.2) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Jesus and Baptism <ul><li>Nicodemus and Christ: (John 3.16-17) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Failing to Obey <ul><li>“… in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.” </li></ul><ul><li>(1 Thessalonians 1:8) </li></ul>
  15. 16. Will You Obey? <ul><li>Romans 8:1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One must be in Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Christ offers freedom (John 8.32) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom from condemnation (Romans 8.1-5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom from the power of sin (Romans 8:5-17) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. The Story Continues… <ul><li>Remaining faithful is necessary (Revelation 2:10) </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing to walk in the footsteps of Christ in necessary (1 Peter 2:21) </li></ul><ul><li>One can fall away (Galatians 5:4) , so we must continue! </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 4:6-8 </li></ul>

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    Jun. 14, 2013

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