Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

NE Conference 2006. God expects us to live an obedient life. Guest Speaker Rory Clark.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

2 Ti 4:2apreach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

PHI 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

COL 1:22b – …in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach.

2PE 3:10-11But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness.

1CO 2:16For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.

AUTHORITY ORIENTATION: To, of your own free will, follow the guidance of the person in command

OBEDIENCE: To, of your own free will, follow commands or guidance

1PE 1:12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things into which angels long to look.

1CO 4:9For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

God and the Soul’s Volition
Husband and Wife
Parents and Children
Government and Citizens

God the Father is not harsh…

The Prodigal Son parable reveals the attitude of God the Father toward us

LUK 15:20“So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”

REV 3:20‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.’

If you know Jesus Christ you know God the Father.
JOH 10:30“I and the Father are one.”

There is nothing worthwhile for us believers in the cosmic system. We are crucified unto the world…the world hates us just as the world hated Jesus Christ.
JOH 15:20a – “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ ”

Residence in the cosmic systems causes us to wallow in self-pity, fear, and anxiety…all things which rob us of freedom and enjoyment of the life God has given us.

ISA 41:10‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

PHI 4:6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1JO 1:4These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

Prophecy points overwhelmingly to signals that the Rapture is near… prophecy causes fear for most people, even believers…

If we know God has come through over 500 times in the Old Testament and is waiting to come through 500 more times in the future…and if you have confidence that He is God…what do we have to fear?

PSA 56:3When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.

If we know God has come through over 500 times in the Old Testament and is waiting to come through 500 more times in the future… and if you have confidence in God… what do we have to fear?

PRO 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

COL 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.

EPH 5:22Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
EPH 6:1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

ROM 13:1-4Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

From the book “A Return to Love”
by Marianne Williamson

I’ve Adapted it Slightly for Believers in Christ

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is the light, not the darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking back so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

You were born to manifest the Glory of God.
God’s light shines not just for some of us believers in Christ; it shines of every one of us.

And as we let His light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. We bring light to a lost and dying world.
As we are liberated from our own fear by Bible doctrine, our impact automatically liberates others.

Authority Orientation and Obedience to God is a Guarantee

God has our back

by Zachary Clark
God is always with you
You’re never alone
Through the good and the bad
You’re never on your own
You want your own agenda
But it never works out
You fall flat on your face
And you begin to pout
Don’t put yourself down; Let God pick you up
He died for all your sins; Yeah that’s wassup

He gives you many gifts
Like logistical grace
He carries you
You don’t need to run
the race
He is one God
With three personalities
Believers Church Age
Have Indwelling Trinity
When you’re in fellowship
You ain’t lost, but found
When in the cosmic system
Come on…Rebound!

That don’t mean
It’s a license to sin
The Predetermined Plan
That’s what you’re in
Before disputes happen
He is on top
God’s a janitor
With a great big mop

Cleaning up the mess
The devil’s made
The error of his choice
Fully displayed

Satan knows he’s done
And now he’s stressin’
While God the Father
Gives believers blessin’

We can’t change the fact
That we’re all scumbags
And all our righteous deeds
Are like filthy rags

we’re on the earth
To glorify God
He ain’t waitin’ to strike us
Like some lightning rod

He’s a God that’s fair
Justice for all
Don’t choose for Him?
Then no point to stall

Just step to the left
And we’ll see you later
Just push down
On the Hellivator

God the Father is tight
And so is the Son
With the Holy Spirit
Our battle is won

So obey your God
Listen to authority
And you’ll advance
To maturity

Mature believer?
Come claim your rewards
For servin’ King of kings
And Lord of lords

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