Presentation on theme: "Exodus 5:1-5 “Who is the lord, that I should obey his voice?”"— Presentation transcript:
Exodus 5:1-5 “Who is the lord, that I should obey his voice?”
Some People Today Need Reasons to Obey Ephesians 6:1 “for this is right” Titus 2:10 “that they may adorn the Doctrine of God our Savior in all things” Romans 13:7 “he is God’s minister to you for good” Romans 13:1-4 “no authority except from God” “There are good reasons to obey all of these things.”
Reasons To Obey God Because I Believe There Is A God- Romans 1:19-23 What Kind of God Must He Be? – A Person – i.e. Personality – Infinite in Size- made Universe – Infinite in Knowledge – complex Creation – Powerful beyond Comprehension – Able to Destroy Everything we know Matthew 10:28
I Will Obey Because- I face an All-Knowing All Powerful Person Who can Destroy Me if I become Utterly Displeasing to Him! Don’t Dare Refuse if He Speaks – Hebrews 12:25
I Believe the Bible is God’s Revealed Message to Man 40 Authors, 1600 Years, fisherman to Kings, themes & Ideas unparalleled in any other ancient or modern literature Historical Accuracy more uncanny than any other humanly written document in history
I Believe the Bible is God’s Revealed Message to Man Knowledge & Understanding Far Excelling prejudices & misconceptions of their own time
IF it was Only Written by Men, Questions Need Answers: How can it be so unified in purpose & plan? How can it contain details of events which occurred 700-1000 years AFTER the writing? How could it be so historically accurate?
IF it was Only Written by Men, Questions Need Answers: How could it contain so high a standard of morality that most of its heroes & even its writers are embarrassed or condemned by what it says about them? How could these men have ALL risen above the prejudices & human ignorance of their day?
IF I Believe the Bible is The Word of God…. I believe God spoke to Mankind in the Past to Prepare them for His coming Son – 2 Peter 1:19-21 – Galatians 3:21-26 I believe God speaks to us Now Through His Son- Hebrews 1:1,2 I believe the Message of Christ is in The N.T. – Hebrews 9:11-15
IF I Believe the Bible is The Word of God…. I believe God Speaks to Me & You Today in This Message – Acts 17:30,31; Mark 16:15,16 I believe Then That I Should Obey What I Have Been Told From This Source – Luke 6:46
I Believe That I Must Obey God Because: I Believe God Knows My Name- Psalm 147:4; Genesis 22:17 How? Matthew 10:29-31 Special Place for Names of the Righteous- Luke10:20; Philippians 4:3; Hebrews 4:12,13 Psalm 139:1-12
I May Run, But I Can’t Hide! I Can Never Escape the Consequences of Not Obeying God!
I Believe That I Must Obey God Because: I Believe God Loves Me! – He shouldn’t be concerned with a speck like me- Psalm 8:1-9 – Why Should He Love Me? Romans 3:23; Titus 3:3-5 – HE DOES- Luke 15:1-4; 1 Peter 2:24,25; Romans 5:8; John 3:16
If I Believe God Loves Me, It is The Greatest Motive of All! Love Demands a Response – 1 John 4:19 – 1 John 4:10,11 We Learned It From God! – John 12:32,33 – 1 John 5:1-3 – John 14:15
Do You Have Reasons For NOT Obeying God Today That are Better? Why Not Obey Him Now?