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Sermon Notes, June 23, 2019, “Radical Obedience”

Radical Obedience

II Kings 22 – 23:30

 

~ James 1:22               But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

 

A Tender Heart Loves God’s Word.

A love for God’s Word expresses passion for God’s Word.

~ Psalm 1:2                 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

 

~ Psalm 119:97           O how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.

 

A love for God’s Word expresses respect for God’s Word.

~ James 1:22-23          But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;

 

A love for God’s Word expresses a promise to keep God’s Word.

~ John 14:15   “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

 

~ John 14:21    He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”

 

 

A Tender Heart pursues God’s Word.

Pursue God’s Word with Completeness.

~ Joshua 1:8                This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

 

Pursue God’s Word with Zeal.

~ Luke 13:3                 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

 

~ Revelation 3:19        Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.

 

 

A Tender Heart experiences God’s Word.

Obedience to God’s Word brings Restoration.

~ Acts 3:19                   Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

 

Obedience to God’s Word brings Peace.

~ John 14:27               Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

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