Acts 4:13-37 “Who Do We Obey?” June 1, 2014 CD#1509

FAITH AND OBEDIENCE ARE ALWAYS FOUND TOGETHER IN GOD’S WORD.. It’s impossible to separate obedience from faith. The two sides represent the normal Christian life. Separate them and they have no value. Insisting on honoring only one side of the faith-obedience coin has worked a lot of harm in Christian circles. Faith has been made everything and obedience nothing. The result among Christians is moral weakness, spiritual blindness, and a slow but constant drift away from New Testament Christianity. Jesus made it very plain that spiritual truth cannot be understood until the heart has made a full commitment to it. “If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether My teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own” (John 7:17). The willingness to do comes before the knowing. Jesus demands obedience before He will unveil His riches to the seeker.

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