Presentation on theme: "Removing Roadblocks to Obedience Jonah 3:1-3. Scripture Reading 1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: 2 Go to the great city of Nineveh."— Presentation transcript:
Removing Roadblocks to Obedience Jonah 3:1-3
Scripture Reading 1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: 2 Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you. 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important citya visit required three days. Jonah 3:1-3
Several roadblocks to obedience in Jonah: 1.He had a mistaken understanding of God and Gods purposes 2.Jonah had prejudice in his heart against the people of Nineveh 3.Jonah was probably fearful 4.Jonah had his own preferences
God was sending Jonah on a mission; Jonah had to learn submission– obedience to Gods command
To get those roadblocks to obedience out of the way: 1.Mistaken understanding of God and Gods purposes 2.Our prejudice toward others 3.Fear 4.Misusing Bible verses
1 John1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Romans12:2: Do not conform any longer 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 Gods will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.
The renewing of our mind means that we should forsake our own prejudices, preferences, and our mistaken ideas about God and ourselves
Colossians 3:22-23 (we should serve our employers wholeheartedly) not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
The foundation of our obedience: God is in control, everything is in Gods hand God has wonderful arrangement and provision, and makes everything work together for the good of those who love Him Gods love never ends among us God never makes mistakes
Do we have any weaknesses that need to be molded by our loving God? Do we have any scar in our heart that needs to be removed by God so that we can know Gods word and will? How do we respond to the word and will of God?– obey or disobey?
To us, obeying Gods will is not a choice or option It is an obligation and opportunity Our response to His word and will must be obedience