Posts Tagged ‘obedience’

Timeline of Truth: God Defeats Jericho (Joshua 6:1-27)

Monday, March 12th, 2018

God orchestrates the miraculous destruction of Jericho through the simple obedience of Israel. The first step in the conquest of Canaan has begun.  God has planned a miracle to give the city of Jericho over to the Israelites.  The people only need to obey God’s instruction and the victory is theirs.  Through strong leadership and faith, Jericho becomes the first victory for Israel.

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Jesus Tells the Parable of a Father and His Two Sons #1 (Luke 15:11-16)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Sin is like gravity. You can ignore what God says about it, but it has the same effects, consequences, and result on you anyway, no matter where you go. In this study, we look at the first key individual mentioned in this story or account. He is often called “The Prodigal Son.” We see this younger son’s poor choices and his progressive spiral downward while living the wild, wasteful life when he eventually hits bottom. We look at his 8 downward steps and then draw 9 helpful lessons from his life. Does his life in any way reflect your life? If so, what would God have you do to make corrections?

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Timeline of Truth: Joshua Prepares the People to Enter the Land (Joshua 1:10-18)

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

After being encouraged by God, Joshua goes to the people and prepares them to begin to take the land God has promised to them.  The people respond in full support of Joshua’s leadership and are ready to do as God commanded them.  God shows us a good lesson about leading and following. Good leading and good following go together.

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What Does It Take to Change a Person? Essential #3: LIVE (Deut 5:1)

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

One has to listen to God’s Word, but listening is not enough. It takes actively learning what one is being taught. Further, one has to do, to live out, to obey, God’s truth in order for life change to happen.

A Little Church with a Big God: Truths that Help a Small Assembly Stand Strong (Revelation 3:7-13)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

We take a look at 13 observations from the exhortation given by Jesus to the Church at Philadelphia.

7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: 8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 “Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie — indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. 13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘ (Rev 3:7-13)

5 Provisions that God Gives Which Enable Us to Walk with Him (2 Peter 1:3-4)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

We have been studying 10 practices of a mature and obedient follower of Jesus. These actions should and will become part of our lives as we become more like Jesus.

The good news is that God just didn’t give us a list (of which the 10 are a part), but He also gave us the means and ability to do these things. 2 Peter 1 records five provisions that God has given to allow us and enable us to follow Jesus.

5 Practices of a Mature and Obedient Follower of Jesus

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Doing works doesn’t make you a disciple of Jesus, but a disciple of Jesus will do these. Jesus has commanded us to do them. If we are believers and we are not practicing these things (or heading in that direction) we are either immature or we are disobedient.

3 Testimonies and 5 Applications (Luke 2:21-39)

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long brings an interesting study from a different angle on the events and people around “Christmas,” when Jesus was born.

Timeline of Truth – Moses Returns to Egypt (Exodus 4:18-31)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Moses heads to Egypt with his family. God deals with Moses to shore up an unresolved issue with his wife. God requires obedience in the details, and for Moses, works to make sure that is the case.

Timeline of Truth – Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams (Genesis 41:1-32)

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

God waits until He is ready. Joseph is called before the leader of a powerful nation – as a slave – and God uses him again.