Pastor Tim Pianta 65 Main Street, Tolga, Phone 0418882605 Email tolgacommunitychurch@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, September 24, 2012

Living in Obedience of Faith


Bible References:  Duet. 6:1-23; Romans 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:1-14; Duet. 4:32-40; Ex. 1:11; Ex. 12:15; Ex. 19:24
We are called to live in obedience of faith.  We are to maintain what God gives us. 
Before you gave your life to the Lord, you were in slavery – e.g.  to pride, sin, money, lust, things, other people.
In the end what you gain materially here on this earth stays here. 
God calls us to be obedient in faith.  We can’t save ourselves. 
We can’t deliver ourselves from sin.  Only God can. 
The world critizes the Church (just as they critize Israel). 
We are called to obey God and be faithful.
It’s not about what you or I have done.  It’s about being faithful to God . 

God asked the Israelites to keep commandments.
He gave them (Duet. 6) including the 10 commandments.
          1.       Be devoted only to God
          2.       Have no substitute “gods”
          3.       Uphold the honour of God’s Name
          4.       Keep God’s day for Him and for yourself
          5.       Respect your parents
          6.       Respect life as given by God
          7.       Respect your marriage partner
          8.       Respect your neighbour’s property
          9.       Respect your neighbour’s integrity
         10.      Be content with what God has given you

God called the Israelites to be obedient and faithful. 

God calls us His Church to be obedient and faithful.

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