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Obedience to God

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Being Obedient to God

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Introduction

Clean your room Analogy for kids
Tell them once, twice, a few times.
What happens when time goes by and the room isn’t clean?
God is a parent to us that is very patient. But there is a time when God will discipline us because he loves us

Foundation Verse

God Loves Us as a Father loves a child

John 3:1 CSB
There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
1 John 3:1 CSB
See what great love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children—and we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know him.

God Seeks Our Obedience to Him

As a good father to us, His Children, He seeks our obedience to Him.
If we are not obedient to Him then we are in rebellion.
1 Peter 1:2 CSB
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient and to be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
Verse 3 - New Birth, children are birthed
Verse 4 - We have an inheritance, Children have inheritance

God Disciplines His Children

Discipline is a sign of love.
Proverbs 3:11–12 CSB
Do not despise the Lord’s instruction, my son, and do not loathe his discipline; for the Lord disciplines the one he loves, just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.
When we are disciplined, we know that our parents love us. The same is true of God
Of course the way of discipline is always important in showing the love.
Hebrews 12:6–11 CSB
for the Lord disciplines the one he loves and punishes every son he receives. Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline—which all receive—then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had human fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn’t we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time based on what seemed good to them, but he does it for our benefit, so that we can share his holiness. No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:
If God is not chastening you, verse 8 says that you are an illegitimate child. Meaning you are not His child if God doesn’t chasten you.
Romans 8:1 CSB
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus,
Our sin has been blotted out. Positionally, we are seated with Christ in the heavenlies. Positionally, we are found blameless before God the Father.
But just like children, He is asking each one of us to be Obedient to the:
Calling on Our lives
Ephesians 4:1 CSB
Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received,
To Holiness in our lives
1 Peter 1:14–16 CSB
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.
We are not called to live after the passions of the flesh, but after the Spirit and the spiritual things
To be His witnesses in this life
Acts 5:29–32 CSB
Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than people. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had murdered by hanging him on a tree. God exalted this man to his right hand as ruler and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”
1 Peter 3:13–15 CSB
Who then will harm you if you are devoted to what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be intimidated, but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
1 Peter 3:16–17 CSB
Yet do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that when you are accused, those who disparage your good conduct in Christ will be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.
Acts 5:29-32

Conclusion

Let’s love God with all our hearts
Lets love Jesus who called us into Him and gave us eternal life by being obedient to the Father himself
By us Being obedient to Him, lets live Holy lives as He has called us to
Lets be faithful to the calling on our lives
Lets be the witnesses and be obedient to this, we have all been called to do this.
Lets be faithful in the little things that he guides us and tells us to do on a daily basis.
Lets seek to be directed in all things in our lives
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