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Doing More Than Listen:



Obedience is Delighting in God
God must be the center of and sovereign over our lives.

Homework:

Read - Romans 12-14
Memorize - Romans 12:9
Apply - What makes a child of God pleased ought to be the same things that make God pleased. God encourages us to learn about what pleases Him (Ephesians 5:10). Having faith pleases God according to Hebrews 11:6. Focus on pleasing God since He tests our motives in the things that we do (1 Thessalonians 2:4). What pleases God most is doing the will of the Father (1 John 2:17). Therefore, this week let us please God by exercising faith in Him, study His Word, and obey His commandments in everything that we do and say.
 

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Obedience is Accepting God's Will
The Lord’s faithfulness must be trusted in spite of doubts and fears.

Homework:

Read - Hebrews 3-5
Memorize - Hebrews 4:2
Apply - Hesitation is a clear indication that trust in the Lord is in need of strengthening, and acceptance of His will in place of our own is being resisted. God’s power and wisdom are seen clearest when the children of God do God’s will without hesitation or procrastination. Who has God been calling you to speak to about your faith in Him? What has God called you to do that you have been putting off till tomorrow? “…Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts” (Hebrews 4:7), simply do in faith all that God wills for you to do (Ephesians 2:10).
 

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Obedience is Responsiveness to God
Responsiveness to God allows God to effectively proclaim salvation through His servants.

Homework:

Read - Philippians 1; 1 Thessalonians 1-2
Memorize - 1 Thessalonians 2:4
Apply - The power and presence of God is seen and known by the world through the confidence and obedience of God’s people in the moment of trial and hardship. Take Christ at His word and act upon the truth He speaks. John 16:33 records Jesus as saying, “...In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (NKJV). If you believe Jesus did not lie, then there is no reason for you to wonder why you are having problems or fret over the solutions. Endure trials with hope and confidence of God’s deliverance.
 

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Worship is Following Through
Good intentions are not blessed by God, but faithful service is rewarded.

Homework:

Read - 2 John, 3 John, Jude
Memorize - 2 John 9
Apply Ask the Lord this week to guide you in understanding three ways He would like you to draw closer to Him. Then prayerfully consider how to take specific and measureable steps to do what the Lord has revealed to you through prayer. Share this with one other person who is mature in their faith and allow them to hold you accountable with following through with what God has led you to do.
 

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