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Just Say the Word Matthew 8:8. 2 Just Say the Word How much does God have to say before you will obey Him?How much does God have to say before you will.

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1 Just Say the Word Matthew 8:8

2 2 Just Say the Word How much does God have to say before you will obey Him?How much does God have to say before you will obey Him? How many times must God say something before you believe it & obey?How many times must God say something before you believe it & obey? Warned against failing to listen to & obey God, Isa. 6:8-12 (Matt. 13:14-15)Warned against failing to listen to & obey God, Isa. 6:8-12 (Matt. 13:14-15)

3 3 It only took a word for God to… Create the world, Psa. 33:4-9; Heb. 11:3Create the world, Psa. 33:4-9; Heb. 11:3 “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,” 33:6 (Heb. 11:3)“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,” 33:6 (Heb. 11:3) “For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast,” 33:9“For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast,” 33:9

4 4 It only takes a word for God to… Uphold all things, Heb. 1:3 (Col. 1:17)Uphold all things, Heb. 1:3 (Col. 1:17) To bear, to carry, keep from fallingTo bear, to carry, keep from falling “By the word of his power”“By the word of his power” Christ is the Preserver of the UniverseChrist is the Preserver of the Universe Calm the storm, Mk. 4:37-41Calm the storm, Mk. 4:37-41 “Peace I leave with you,” Jno. 14:27“Peace I leave with you,” Jno. 14:27

5 5 It only took a word for God to… Heal, Matt. 8:8, 13, 16Heal, Matt. 8:8, 13, 16 Only speak a word, 8:8Only speak a word, 8:8 Healed that same hour, 8:13Healed that same hour, 8:13 With a word, 8:16With a word, 8:16 “They cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them…” (Psa. 107:19-20)

6 6 It only took a word for God to… Reveal His mind, 1 Cor. 2:6-13Reveal His mind, 1 Cor. 2:6-13 Revelation, 2:10-12Revelation, 2:10-12 The things which God has preparedThe things which God has prepared Inspiration, 2:13Inspiration, 2:13 Spoken in words the Spirit taughtSpoken in words the Spirit taught Confirmation, 2:4-5Confirmation, 2:4-5 Demonstrated the power of God in order to validate faithDemonstrated the power of God in order to validate faith

7 7 It only took a word for God to… Speak a word that produces faith and saves sinners, Rom. 10:8, 17Speak a word that produces faith and saves sinners, Rom. 10:8, 17 Gospel, Rom. 1:16-17Gospel, Rom. 1:16-17 Word of the cross, 1 Cor. 1:18-21Word of the cross, 1 Cor. 1:18-21 Implanted, Jas. 1:21Implanted, Jas. 1:21 Purifies & saves by giving life, 1 Pet. 1:22-23; Jno. 6:68Purifies & saves by giving life, 1 Pet. 1:22-23; Jno. 6:68 The faith once for all delivered, Jude 3The faith once for all delivered, Jude 3

8 8 It only takes a word for God to… Judge us, Jno. 12:48Judge us, Jno. 12:48 “The word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day”“The word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” Judged by the things written in the books, Rev. 20:12Judged by the things written in the books, Rev. 20:12 According to our worksAccording to our works

9 9 When God Speaks… Do we listen & obey?Do we listen & obey? Do we argue, dispute & gainsay?Do we argue, dispute & gainsay? Samuel, 1 Sam. 3:9-10Samuel, 1 Sam. 3:9-10 Israel, Rom. 10:21; Isa. 6:8-12Israel, Rom. 10:21; Isa. 6:8-12 Cornelius & his house, Acts 10:33Cornelius & his house, Acts 10:33

10 10 When God Speaks… How to be savedHow to be saved “I feel I’m saved…I was saved when I believed...before I was baptized…”“I feel I’m saved…I was saved when I believed...before I was baptized…” Believe & be baptized, Mk. 16:15-16Believe & be baptized, Mk. 16:15-16 For remission of sins, Acts 2:38For remission of sins, Acts 2:38 Saves us, 1 Pet. 3:21Saves us, 1 Pet. 3:21

11 11 When God Speaks… Music in worshipMusic in worship “I like the instrument…I want the instrument…I’ll be playing the instrument in heaven…”“I like the instrument…I want the instrument…I’ll be playing the instrument in heaven…” “You can’t tell me it’s wrong”“You can’t tell me it’s wrong” Sing: Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16Sing: Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16

12 12 When God Speaks… Moral conductMoral conduct Modest dress, 1 Tim. 2:9-10Modest dress, 1 Tim. 2:9-10 Shamefastness & sobrietyShamefastness & sobriety Dancing, 1 Pet. 4:1-3Dancing, 1 Pet. 4:1-3 Lewdness & lust, Rom. 13:11-14Lewdness & lust, Rom. 13:11-14 Associated sins, Eph. 5:11Associated sins, Eph. 5:11

13 13 When God Speaks… Moral conductMoral conduct Drinking, 1 Pet. 4:3Drinking, 1 Pet. 4:3 All of its formsAll of its forms Fornication, 1 Cor. 6:18Fornication, 1 Cor. 6:18 Flee, not flirtFlee, not flirt Companions, 1 Cor. 15:33-34Companions, 1 Cor. 15:33-34 Influence of evil is deceptive and corruptingInfluence of evil is deceptive and corrupting

14 14 When God Speaks… Marriage, divorce and remarriage, Matt. 19:6, 9; Rom. 7:2-3Marriage, divorce and remarriage, Matt. 19:6, 9; Rom. 7:2-3 One cause to put away & remarryOne cause to put away & remarry Non-Christians are under Christ’s lawNon-Christians are under Christ’s law Repenting of unlawful remarriage means ending the sinful relationship (Mk. 6:17-18)Repenting of unlawful remarriage means ending the sinful relationship (Mk. 6:17-18)

15 15 We Must Speak What God Speaks God speaks to us in His Son, Heb. 1:1-2God speaks to us in His Son, Heb. 1:1-2 “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God” (1 Pet. 4:11)“If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God” (1 Pet. 4:11)

16 16 We Must Hear What God Speaks …This is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the LORD; Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” And to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits.” (Isa. 30:9-10)

17 17 Hear What God Speaks and Do What God Says “…they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them.” (Ezek. 33:30-32)

18 18 “Just Say the Word” What word do you want to hear?What word do you want to hear? “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Luke 8:8“He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Luke 8:8 “Take heed how you hear” Luke 8:18“Take heed how you hear” Luke 8:18 What word do you want to speak?What word do you want to speak? “The oracles of God” 1 Peter 4:11“The oracles of God” 1 Peter 4:11


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