Responding to God’s Call to Obedience 

Sometimes warnings sound like orders.  

Examples of Obedience

  • Matt. 8:27 -Nature obeyed Christ
  • Mark 1:27 -Unclean spirits obeyed Jesus
  • Acts 6:7 -Priests were obedient
  • Phil. 2:12 – People obeyed the Church
  • 1 Pet.3:6 -Sarah obeyed Abraham  – do what is right and don’t be frightened

God Calls Israel to Obedience

Deut. 30:1-20

  • Obey God with your heart and soul (vs. 1-5) – Listen to God’s voice.  Are you ready to hear God?
  • Love God with all your heart and soul (vs. 6-10) – God says as a command love and obey so you will prosper.  God has to help us to be his person.
  • God’s commands are available (vs. 11-14) – Our failures are due to our choices.
  • Choose Life (vs. 15-20) – Love and obey God to have spiritual life.

Hearing God with a Good Heart

  • Psalm 81:11-13 – Because they didn’t listen the were destroyed
  • Jer 7:23-26 – Are we serious about hearing God?
  • Luke 8:15 – The seed bore fruit in hearts that heard the word.

Hearing Jesus

  • John 5:24-25. 6:44-45, 8:47, 10:4-5, 10:27-28, 18:37 – These are examples of hearing Jesus’ voice.
  • Rev. 3:20 – Hear Jesus voice

—Robert Lee, 12-7-08, p.m.

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