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Use this tiny sermon for personal study or for a small group discussion. Journal your responses to the applications. Then, tell a trusted spiritual friend how God wants to transform you and pray for success in obedience.

Scripture: Luke 6:46-49

Key Ideas:

A master is responsible for work done by others and responsible for giving them direction to do it.

Hearing God’s word is helpful, but is not obedience.

Obedience involves intentional action after receiving instructions.

Obedience makes a believer spritually strong.

Disobedience makes a believer spiritually weak.

Applications:

Am I a doer of God’s word, or only a hearer?

What effect is my obedience or disobedience having upon my spiritual strength?

Takeaway:

“Obedience is doing what God says, when God says it, with the right heart attitude” (Life Action Ministries).

Kevin Parker is editor for the Baptist New Mexican news journal and GoBNM.com, news and information outlets for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.

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