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You Can Walk with God

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James 4:7-10 – 7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. (New Living Translation)

How are we to submit to God?

1. We must submit to His ________________________

John 8:31 – Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.” (New Living Translation)

2. We must submit to His ________________________

Job 5:17 – “The one whom God corrects is happy, so do not hate being corrected by the Almighty.” (New Century Version)

Hebrews 12:5-6 – 5 And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. 6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” (New Living Translation)

3. We must submit to His ________________________

Hebrews 10:36 – Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. ?(New Living Translation)/

You Can Walk With God . . .

1. And have _______________________ with Him

John 6:44 – For people can’t come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, . . .

Romans 8:7-8 – 7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

How can you have communion (relationship) with God?

(F) God stands ready to ____________________ you of your sins

(A) God’s forgiveness is _______________________ for all, but it is not automatic

(I) It is ______________________ for God to allow sin into heaven

(T) Therefore, one needs to ________________ from sin and self and turn to Jesus, and Jesus alone

(H) When you do, you can have eternal life with God in heaven

2. And He will _______________________ you

Psalm 24:3-4 – 3 Who may go up on the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy Temple? 4 Only those with clean hands and pure hearts, . . . (New Century Version)

1 Timothy 2:8 – I want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray, without being angry or arguing with each other. (Contemporary English Version)

1 John 1:9 – But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (New living Translation)

Matthew 15:19 – “For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander.” (New Living Translation)

Proverbs 4:23 – Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (New Living Translation)

Joshua 24:15 – “. . . choose today whom you will serve. . . . But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” (New Living Translation)

3. And He will provide a proper ____________________ in your heart

Today . . .

▸ Sin goes ____________________

▸ God’s sovereignty goes ____________________

▸ Suffering goes ____________________

Psalm 126:2 – We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.” (New Living Translation)

4. And have a humble _______________________

1. There’s the principle of ______________________

Micah 6:8 – . . . O people, the Lord has already told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (New Living Translation)

Psalm 139:7-10 – 7 I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! 8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. 9 If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 10 even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. (New Living Translation)

2. There’s the promise of ______________________

▸ This promise is ____________________

▸ This promise has ____________________

▸ This promise is ____________________

▸ This promise is ____________________

John 10:10 – The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (New Living Translation)

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