True Love Part 7 “True Love and Obedience”
True Love and Obedience
Many in the church have heard _______________ calls to obey God and His word.
However, for many, these calls fall on deaf __________….or perhaps deaf _____________.
For others, the call to obey seems _______________; though not always easy.
Still others wonder, “what’s the ______________”?
Why do people obey the rules in their own lives?
- We think the rule is _____________ for us.
- We don’t think the rule is __________ for us but we are afraid of the ____________________.
- We __________ the one who gives us the rule and we think he/she knows what is ____________ for us.
Reasons #1 and #2 are primarily focused on ________.
The problem is do we really __________ what is good for us and is it possible that what we perceive as good for us ____________ would not be good for us _______________?
Love and obedience are often connected in the Bible but _______ they are connected is important.
1 John 5:2-3
2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
True love leads to obedience because I __________ to; not because I __________ to.
- True love _______________ obedience.
1 John 2:5
5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God[a] is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:
Many people attempt to keep the __________ of God without the ____________ of God.
To keep God’s laws for the ___________ of others; or to avoid the ________________ of others, is truly ____________.
Test: How do you respond to those who ______________ outside your “lines”?
- True love ______________ obedience. (vs 3) In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
Much of our _______________ with sin occurs when we seek to obey from our own _______________.
17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.
Do you obey the commands of God because you ________ to or because you ___________ to?