Sun, Apr 14, 2019
We are continuing our series…“Obedience”! Why obedience? Why is obedience important? Obedience is one of the hallmark signs of mature discipleship. Obedience leads to transformation…to life change! Did you know that there are many people…in many churches in the USA…that are not truly saved? Why, would I make such a bold statement. It is simple really, because of a lack of obedience to Christ! For many people the only thing they do is attend church…and some of them may give in the offering…yet there is not proof of obedience or transformation. They still lie, cheat, steal, do drugs, are addicted, having inappropriate sexual relationships, are materialistic, greedy, they are just plain ole worldly! You see…the outcome…or the result…of obedience…is transformation! Transformation takes place when obedience comes from love…not force! If a person is not obedient...then his or her life will not be changed or transformed. Romans 12:2 says... 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Jesus knew the will of God. Jesus is our standard of obedience!