Why? Because God said so!! - GraceAndWorks

Posted by | July 11, 2016 | Life Blogs | No Comments

This study was set up by my sister, Connie Willoughby and myself. God says, “Keep my commands and I’ll prepare for you a place.” That in  itself infers all commands. This will be a study for some and a review for others.

Sin is a transgression of God’s law. 1st John 3:4. Knowing between right and wrong Romans 3:23 and punishment for sin is death Romans 6:23

There are 5 steps to the road of salvation:

Hear–Romans 10:17

Believe–Matthew 16:16, John 8:23, Acts 16:30-31 and Mark16:16

Repent–Acts 17:30-31, 2nd Corinthians 7:10, Acts 2:37-38 and 1st Thessalonians 1:9

Confess–Mathew 16:16, Matthew 10:32-33 and Acts 8:35-38

Baptized–Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38

Burial in Water–Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:12 and Acts 22:16

Obedience is part of the path of salvation.

Obedience is our assurance that we truly know God (1st John 2:3) God wants us to be sanctified or set apart (1st Thessalonians 4:3).

Obedience proves our love for God. 1st John 5:2-3, John 14:15-24

Obedience demonstrates faithfulness. 1st John 2:3-6

Obedience glorifies God to the world. 1st Peter 2:12 and Matthew 5:16

Obedience opens avenues of blessings. John 13:17

Blessed are those who fear the Lord AND obey Him. James 1:22-23,

Matthew 7:21 and Psalm 128:1

One of the many acts of obedience that the scriptures address is the assembling of the saints or church. Hebrews 10:24-26. With the command to assemble with the saints there are scriptures telling us our work must be done “steadfastly.” Colossians 1:23, Acts 2:42 and Revelation 2:10.

Coming together as a congregation of saints on the 1st day of the week also will provide us the opportunity to Worship our God. Included in Worship service is: Preaching, Praying, Singing, Giving, Fellowship and Communing with the Lord (Acts 20:7).

Love one another–John 13:34-35, Matthew 22:37-39, Romans 12:10, John 4:7-8, Matthew 5:44-45, John 15:12-13 and Romans 12:8.

The fruit of the Holy Spirit sums up 9 attributes of a Christian life according to Paul in his letter to the Ephesians. All are important elements in successful interactions with others.

1) Love

2) Joy

3) Peace

4) Forbearance

5) Kindness

6) Goodness

7) Faithfulness

8) Gentleness

9) Self Control

God established His church on the Day of Pentecost. According to Ephesians 4:4-6 there is only ONE body, One Spirit, One hope, ONE Lord, ONE faith, ONE baptism, ONE God and Father of all, and through all, and in you all. Many will be called and few will be chosen. Are you doing what God wants and will you be one of the chosen?

Have a good study!!


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