Learning Obedience

LEARNING OBEDIENCE

(Pastor Lee Jackson – FFWC)

1)       INTRODUCTION – WE ARE CONDITIONED BY OUR CULTURE TO THINK THAT GOD DOES NOT HEAR OUR PRAYERS UNLESS WE GET THE ANSWER WE WANT IN A TIME FRAME THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO US. , 1Pe 4:12:  “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you…”;  ROM 8:28 “ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD TO THEM THAT ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE”  TEXT: HEB 5:7-10 NIV

2)       JESUS WAS A MAN OF FREQUENT & FERVENT PRAYER

A)      HE OFFERED UP PRAYERS & PETITIONS TO THE ONE WHO COULD SAVE HIM

B)        GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE “FATHER IF IT BE POSSIBLE LET THIS CUP PASS.

C)       CUP? OUR SIN, PAINFUL HUMILIATING DEATH, ALIENATION FROM FATHER

3)       GOD HEARD HIS SON’S CRY FOR HELP.

A)      HE WAS HEARD BECAUSE OF HIS REVERENT SUBMISSION (ISA 50:4-9 NIV)

B)       (9) THE SOVEREIGN LORD HELPED ME…

C)       (4) HE GAVE ME AN INSTRUCTED TONGUE (NOT JUST EDUCATED, READY TO BE OBEDIENT)

D)      (4) HE AWAKENS ME EACH MORNING TO LISTEN GOD’S INSTRUCTION

E)        (8) IT IS HE WHO VINDICATES ME

F)       JESUS WAS NOT SPARED DEATH ON THE CROSS BUT GIVEN GRACE & HELP TO DIE & THEN RAISED UP TO ETERNAL GLORY

4)       ALTHOUGH A SON, JESUS LEARNED OBEDIENCE THOUGH SUFFERING

A)      OBEDIENCE IS NOT THEORITICAL; IT MUST BE DEMONSTRATED

B)       OFFICER CANDIDATES AT WEST POINT DO NOT LEARN OBEDIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM BUT ON THE BATTLEFIELD

C)       ISAIAH 50:5: “ I HAVE NOT BEEN REBELLIOUS…”

D)      JESUS HAD TO BECOME FLESH (ONE OF US) TO DEMONSTRATE OBEDIENCE

5)       ONCE MADE PERFECT HE BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION

A)      JESUS DID NOT SIN YET IT SAYS THAT HE WAS MADE PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERING (HEB 2:10 NIV)

B)       HE HIMSELF SUFFERERED & WAS TEMPTED TO HELP US (HEB 2:18 NIV)

C)       APPOINTED BY GOD A PRIEST AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEC

6)       APPLICATION 

A)      WE SOMETIMES EARNESTLY PRAY & IT SEEMS OUR PRAYERS ARE NOT ANSWERED

B)       IF WE REVERENTLY SUBMIT TO GOD WE CAN BE SURE THAT HE HEARS US

C)       WE ARE TO HAVE THE SAME ATITUDE THAT JESUS HAD (PHIL 2:5-8)

D)      WE TOO LEARN OBEDIENCE THROUGH SUFFERING AND DIE OUT TO THE FLESH (OUR OLD NATURE); 2TiM 2:12 KJV: “ If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us”

E)       OUR OBEDIENCE ENABLES GOD TO USE US AS MINISTERS OF SALVATION

F)       GOD HAS CALLED US INTO HIS KINGDOM TO BE PRIESTS (1PET 2:9 NIV)

G)      AT THE END OF THE AGE WE WILL BE READY WITH HIM TO REVENGE ALL DISOBEDIENCE WHEN OUR OBEDIENCE IS COMPLETE (2 COR 10:3-6)

“Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”

 

(HYMN TRUST & OBEY)

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