Obeying Jesus

Obeying Jesus (7 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple
Sermon Title:  Be, Do, Go (7 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 10:1-12; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him.

Last words are significant. After Jesus is resurrected, and just before he ascends back to the Father, he gives his disciples a final command: “Go and make disciples…” (Matt 28:18-20). Jesus instructs his disciples to carry on his mission, to pass on his teachings and continue his work.

In Be, Do Go (7 of 7), pastor David helps us to understand what Jesus is asking of us and why he left us this way. Listen to David and view the slides here.

Obeying Jesus (6 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple
Sermon Title:  Right Hand Giving (6 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Matthew 6:19-21; Mark 12:38-44; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him. 

Jesus affirmed that the heart of God is to give to those in need. He commands us to give, but he condemns the giving that is done in order to be seen by other people. The Pharisees gave this way to make themselves look good and feel better about themselves, not so that God gets all the glory.

In Right Hand Giving (6 of 7), Don Yoder shows us how to give in a way that the left hand doesn’t know. Listen to Don and view the slides here.

Obeying Jesus (5 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple
Sermon Title:  Thy Kingdom Come (5 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 18:9-14; Mark 1:35

In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him. 

The disciples observed that Jesus prayed a lot. They also heard Jesus critique the prayers of the Pharisees and their pious prayers. Naturally, they ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. So Jesus tells them the way they should pray is to be supremely concerned for God’s Kingdom to come.

In Thy Kingdom Come (5 of 7), pastor David helps us to see how Jesus frames all of prayer as a cry for Kingdom. Listen to David and view the slides here.

Obeying Jesus (4 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple
Sermon Title:  For the Love of God (4 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Matthew 22:37-40; Luke 10:25-37; Matthew 5:43-48; John 13:34-35

In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him. 

Jesus sums up all of the commandments of God into two: Love your Maker and love your neighbor. What does it mean to love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind? Jesus said that our love for God and neighbor, including our enemies, proves whether or not we are really his disciples.

In For the Love of God (4 of 7), pastor David challenges us to display our profession of faith with our lives. Listen to David and view the slides here.

Obeying Jesus (3 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple
Sermon Title:  The Table of Memory & Mystery (3 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Luke 22:17-20; John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him. 

In their final Passover together, Jesus infuses new meaning into the community meal of God’s people. He tells his disciples that the bread and cup of the table now represents his broken body and blood shed for the sins of the world. He commands us to remember him each time we receive it.

In The Table of Memory & Mystery (3 of 7), pastor David helps us to see the real purpose of communion. Listen to David and view the slides here.

Obeying Jesus (2 of 7) by David Flowers

Sermon Series:  Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple
Sermon Title:  Buried with Christ, Raised to Life (2 of 7)
Scripture Reading:  Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-11

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In his last moments on earth with his core disciples, Jesus said, “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey all that I have commanded.” So, what are these commands that sincere, authentic followers of Jesus should be obeying? In our Obeying Jesus: 7 Commands for Every Disciple series, we will look closely at the teachings and practices that Jesus said are basic and foundational to faithfully following him. 

Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River in order to publicly identify with the Kingdom that is marked by repentance and heart change. Later, Jesus commands his own disciples to baptize in his name to identify with him as Lord and outwardly signify a real inner change.

In Buried with Christ, Raised to Life (2 of 7), pastor David will help us to see why baptism is not an option for disciples. Listen to David and view the slides here.