Obedience (Part 5 of 6)

Love, Truth, ObedienceWhat is love that is pleasing first to God? It has something to do with obedience in the context of truth. We have considered ‘Love’ (Part 3 of this series) and ‘Truth’ (Part 4 of this series), so this time let’s focus on ‘Obedience’.

 

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.  And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them (1 John 3:21-24)

A love that is pleasing to God is a love that obediently follows his commands.

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Sermon #5 – Abimelek: The Man Who Would Be King

The “pattern” in Judges of God appointing a “judge” to deliver Israel is broken by Abimelek who sets himself up as a king, who rules not for God but for himself – with disastrous consequences for all watch/listen to Des Smith as he uses this story to teach us some lessons for church leadership today.

Preacher: Des Smith

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Read the Bible text – Judges 8:29 – 9:21 and Mark 10:35-37, 41-45

English Support Handout – Judges 8:29 – 9:21 and Mark 10:35-27 , 41-45

Sermon – Your Dying King Lives (Mark 15:21-16:8)

‘… whoever did the graffiti thought that Alex was a fool. Stupid enough to make jokes about him as if he’s worshipping a donkey. You see, it’s always seemed foolish, to loads of people, to worship Jesus who died on the cross.’ – Simon Marshman

Sermon ‘Your Dying King Lives’ (Mark 15:21-16:8) by Simon Marshman is available in audio and video: http://bit.ly/2oIavOb

 

Read the Bible text: http://bit.ly/2j25ryj

Read the English support notes: http://bit.ly/2zdEdxH