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The Two Series #3 - Obedience - 16 February 2020 - Bruce McCallum

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Sermon by Bruce McCallum
16 February 2020

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The Two Series #3 - Obedience - 16 February 2020 - Bruce McCallum

  1. 1. Matthew 7:24-28 (NIV) "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching
  2. 2. People Houses Foundations Results Responses
  3. 3. “hears these words of mine and puts them into practice” "But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don't work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach.”
  4. 4. 1. Obey God and leave the consequences to Him Matthew 7:24 (NIV) "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 (ESV) 24 "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
  5. 5. Matthew 7:24 (NKJV) Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock Matthew 7:24 (AMP) So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock
  6. 6. Matthew 7:24 (NRSV) "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.” Matthew 7:24 (TPT) “Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on an unshakable foundation.”
  7. 7. Obey God and leave the consequences to Him “Only he who believes is obedient, only he who is obedient believes” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  8. 8. 2. Make God obedience a JOY! John 2:1-10 (NIV) On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2 and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to Him, "They have no more wine." 4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you.”
  9. 9. 3. Do you desire more of the Holy Spirit? Obey God is your answer! John 14:15-17 (NIV) "If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counsellor to be with you forever - 17 the Spirit of truth...”
  10. 10. 4. Obedience is God’s LOVE language John 14:23 (NIV) Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.”
  11. 11. Gary Chapman’s: “The 5 Love Languages” • Words of affirmation • Acts of Service • Receiving Gifts • Quality Time • Physical Touch
  12. 12. Jesus’ Love Language • If you love me, you will obey what I command
  13. 13. 5. Intimacy with God is the beautiful result of your joyful obedience. John 15:10 (NIV) If you obey my commands, you will remain in My love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in His love.
  14. 14. Philippians 2:8 (NIV) And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!
  15. 15. “… hears these words of mine and puts them into practice…” 1. Obey God and leave the consequences to Him 1.2. Make your obedience to God a joy 1.3. Do you want more of God’s Spirit - obey 1.4. Obedience is Jesus’ love language 1.5. Intimacy with God and simple obedience are deeply linked
  16. 16. John 14:24 (NIV) He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

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