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August 27, 2018

The Priority of Obedience - John 14

The Creator gave two commands to Adam and Eve - first, to fill the earth and rule over it, and second, not to eat from a certain tree in the Garden (Genesis 1:28; 2:17). Because they chose to disobey, their relationship with God was broken, and they had to leave Eden.

The first couple's rebellion not only impacted their own lives but also had far broader implications: all future generations have suffered. In Romans 5:12-19, the apostle Paul explained the reason. Through the trespass of one man, Adam, sin made its entrance into the world, and death resulted for all mankind. Because Adam was head of the human race, his actions affected everyone born after him. His disobedience resulted in each of us having a bent away from the Lord and a desire for self-rule.

By contrast, Jesus made conformity to the Lord's will the priority of His life. He obeyed God in both word and deed (John 8:28-29). Having lived a perfect life - one entirely without sin - He qualified to be our Savior (II Corinthians 5:21). Through the death of one man, Christ Jesus, payment was made for the transgressions of all mankind. God's acceptance of the Son's sacrifice brought us forgiveness and freedom from sin's power.

Adam's disobedience brought judgment and death upon us, whereas Jesus' obedience resulted in new life for all who believe in Him (Romans 6:4). Our Savior calls us to deny selfish desires, live sacrificially, and follow Him (Matthew 16:24). A godly life will bring Jesus honor and influence others for Him.

Current Sermon Series
      Is it really what's inside that counts? If so, what's going on inside you? Worry? Doubt? Loneliness? Lust? Sometimes the internal struggles that no one else sees are the ones that blind us the most. We'll get the inside story on how God offers hope and strength for overcoming these battles in this series, The Sickness Within.

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      Envy affects all of us. We may not think that its that big of a deal, but the Bible tells us that envy is earthly, sensual, and demonic, according to James 3:14 (NKJV). Envy resents God's goodness in other's lives, while ignoring God's goodness in our own
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Next Week:
      We will continue looking at the Sickness Within by looking at Pride.

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September 8 - Trustee Meeting at 8 AM.

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