By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT OF ME?
There are certain things that God expects of his sons and daughters.
For us to please God as we want to we must search out God's expectations.
As we study, don't forget to apply.
Let's search out an answer to this question, What does God expect of me?
SURRENDER TO THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS.
Lord - Acts 2:36; Rev. 17:14.
Surrender: "To give up possession of; ...to yield to another on compulsion, to give up or abandon, to give oneself up as a prisoner." (Webster).
Lordship - Lord - KURIOS - having power or authority; as an owner, one who has disposal of everything; one to whom service is due on any ground.
What is involved in surrender?
Faith - trust - (wheelbarrow illustration).
Obedience - Heb. 5:8 - (willingness to learn to obey).
Guidance from above - Jas. 1:5.
A CHANGED LIFE.
Luke 3:8; Jno. 15:1-2 - bring fruit.
I Cor. 2:1-5.
Gal. 1:11-16; 2:20.
Rom. 6:4 - quality of life.
II Cor. 5:17.
A HUMBLE ATTITUDE.
I Peter 5:5-7.
Example: Nebuchadnezzar - Dan. 4:28-37.
We must possess a humble attitude - no proud, arrogant will be in heaven.
TO DO GOOD WORKS - EAGERLY.
Eph. 2:8-10 - POIEMA.
Titus 2:11-14 - (from ZESTOS ) boiling hot, white hot.
TO BE VICTORIOUS.
Over death (grave).
I Cor. 15:55-57.
Victory in our present life.
I Jno. 5:1-5.
I Jno. 5:11-13.
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