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LESSON 18 GOD’S WILL FOR HIS PEOPLE (PART I). Opening Prayer Before lesson Dear heavenly Father, like any law, your laws tell me what to do and what not.

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1 LESSON 18 GOD’S WILL FOR HIS PEOPLE (PART I)

2 Opening Prayer Before lesson Dear heavenly Father, like any law, your laws tell me what to do and what not to do. I don't always like that. But, Father, show me that your laws stand forever no matter how I feel about them. Thank you for sending someone to obey them for me. Jesus lived perfectly so that I could be set free from all my guilt! You've done that for me just because you love me. Now let me show my love for you. Help me to see your laws as a guide that will help me love you. Help me see that by obeying your law, I'm freeing you to bless my life and make me a happier, more content person. Help me, for Jesus' sake, Amen.

3 THE GIVING OF GOD’S LAW

4 The Giving of God’s Law God gave the world His Law in two ways:

5 Romans 2: (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15 since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.)

6 The Giving of God’s Law 1. He wrote it in people’s hearts. God gave the world His Law in two ways:

7 Deuteronomy 10:4 4 The LORD wrote on these tablets what he had written before, the Ten Commandments he had proclaimed to you on the mountain, out of the fire, on the day of the assembly. And the LORD gave them to me.

8 The Giving of God’s Law 1. He wrote it in people’s hearts. God gave the world His Law in two ways: 2. He wrote it on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai

9 Ephesians 4:18,19 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

10 The Giving of God’s Law 1. He wrote it in people’s hearts. God gave the world His Law in two ways: 2. He wrote it on stone tablets at Mt. Sinai because people’s sin made them forget some of God’s Law or misunderstand it.

11 The Giving of God’s Law

12 His Word in My Life Evaluate: It’s better not to study God’s law too much, because the more I know, the more God will expect of me.

13 THE REASON FOR GOD’S LAW

14 Romans 7:7 I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "Do not covet."

15 The Reason for God’s Law 1. The Law serves as amirroror curbto All people (S.O.S.) for

16 Psalm 119: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

17 The Reason for God’s Law 1. The Law serves as amirroror curbto All people (S.O.S.) for 2. The Law serves as aguideto show believers how to live a God- pleasing life.

18 His Word in My Life Evaluate: Now that I’m a Christian I no longer need God’s law to serve as a curb or a mirror.

19 WHY OBEY GOD’S LAW

20 Exodus 20:2 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

21 Why Obey God’s Law God introduces His commandments with the words: “I am the LORD YOUR God.”

22 Why Obey God’s Law The Lord is OUR God, we belong to Him, because:

23 Psalm 100:3 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

24 Why Obey God’s Law The Lord is OUR God, we belong to Him, because: 1. He created us. This is chiefly the work of God theFather.

25 1 Corinthians 6:20 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

26 Why Obey God’s Law The Lord is OUR God, we belong to Him, because: 1. He created us. This is chiefly the work of God theFather. 2. He bought (redeemed) us. This is chiefly the work of God theSon.

27 1 Corinthians 6:11 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

28 Why Obey God’s Law 3. He sanctified us, set us apart for himself. This is chiefly the work of God the Holy Spirit. The Lord is ourCreator Redeemerour Sanctifier

29 1 John 4:19 19 We love because he first loved us.

30 Why Obey God’s Law God’s children try to obey God’s Law because of God’s great love for us.

31 A Summary of God’s Law In one word, God’s commandments are summarized with the word LOVE The 1 st table of the Law says: The 2 nd table of the Law says: Love God above allLove your neighbor

32 THE FIRST COMMANDMENT

33 The First Commandment You shall have no other gods.

34 Matthew 4:10 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.' "

35 The First Commandment God requires in this commandment that He be first in our lives. You shall have no other gods.

36 Proverbs 8:13 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

37 The First Commandment God requires in this commandment that He be first in our lives. You shall have no other gods. We fear God above all things when we hate the things God hates and love the things God loves.

38 Psalm 73:25 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

39 The First Commandment You shall have no other gods. We love God above all things when we consider Him to be our greatest treasure and devote our whole life to serving Him.

40 Psalm 37:5 5 Commit your way to the LORD ; trust in him and he will do this:

41 The First Commandment You shall have no other gods. We trust God above all things when we take Him at His Word.

42 The First Commandment You shall have no other gods. The sin against the first commandment is called putting someone or something ahead of God. idolatry which means

43 The First Commandment People commit idolatry when they …

44 Exodus 20:4-5 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

45 The First Commandment People commit idolatry when they … 1. Worship anyfalsegod, oridol.

46 John 5:23 He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.

47 The First Commandment People commit idolatry when they … 1. Worship anyfalsegod, oridol. Any religion which does not accept Jesus as the Son of God or does not trust in Him as the Redeemer from sin has a false god

48 The First Commandment People also commit idolatry when they … 2. Respect, love, or trust in anything or anyone more than they Respect, love, or trust in God.

49 The First Commandment People also commit idolatry when they …

50 Matthew 6:24 24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

51 1 John 2:15 15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

52 Proverbs 3:5 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

53 Jeremiah 17:5 5 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

54 Matthew 10:37 37 "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;

55 The First Commandment People also commit idolatry when they … 2. Respect, love, or trust in anything or anyone more than they Respect, love, or trust in God. It takes a perfect record to be fit to live with God. Jesus only Examples:Money, the world, our strength etc. For whom? Us Who has achieved this? Roman 5:19 – By the obedience of the One shall the many be made righteous.

56 His Word in My Life Evaluate: It’s wrong for me to want to make as much money as I can.

57 His Word in My Life For each of the following examples from Jesus’ life, tell how he saved us from our sins against the First Commandment by keeping it perfectly for us. a. Jesus is tempted by the devil. b.Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane. c.Jesus’ last words on the cross commend his spirit to God.

58 ASSIGNMENT FOR NEXT WEEK 1.Study carefully the notes you have taken in class; be sure you understand them. 2.Study carefully questions in the Catechism. 3.Complete the “Working with God’s Word” section. 4.Memorize the First, Second, and Third Commandments and “What Does This Mean?” 5.Memorize these Bible passages: VIP - 1 John 4:19 – “We love because He first loved us.” John 14:15 – “If you love Me, you will obey what I command.” Matthew 22:37 – “Love the Lord your God with with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” 6. Complete Worksheet #18.

59 Key Truths Lesson Eighteen God wrote his law on man's _______________ and on two tables of ________________. The Law serves as a mirror to S O S.The Law serves as a _______________ to show us how to live a God-pleasing life. We try to obey God's Law because of God's great _______________ for us. The first commandment requires that God be _______________ in our lives. Only _______________ did that perfectly and he did that for _______________.

60 Key Truths Lesson Eighteen God wrote his law on man's HEART and on two tables of STONE. The Law serves as a mirror to SHOW OUR SIN. The Law serves as a GUIDE to show us how to live a God- pleasing life. We try to obey God's Law because of God's great LOVE for us. The first commandment requires that God be FIRST in our lives. Only JESUS did that perfectly and he did that for US.


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