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1
"Obey the Gospel"
  • 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For
    Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our
    report? (Rom. 10 16.)
  • Notice that obey and belief are equivalent
    terms and concepts.

2
"Obey the Gospel"
  • But they have not all obeyed the gospel. All
    the Jews have not, all the Gentiles have not far
    the greater part of both remain in unbelief and
    disobedience. Observe, The gospel is given us not
    only to be known and believed, but to be obeyed.
    It is not a system of notions, but a rule of
    practice (Matthew Henry, Complete Commentary on
    the Bible).

3
"Obey the Gospel"
  • The opposite of obey.
  • 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that
    know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our
    Lord Jesus Christ 9 Who shall be punished with
    everlasting destruction from the presence of the
    Lord, and from the glory of his power (2 Thes.
    1).

4
"Obey the Gospel"
  • The opposite of obey.
  • 17 For the time is come that judgment must
    begin at the house of God and if it first begin
    at us, what shall the end be of them that obey
    not the gospel of God? (I Pet. 4.)

5
"Obey the Gospel"
  • The word gospel is derived from the Anglo-Saxon
    word which meant 'the story concerning God.' In
    the New Testament the Greek word euaggelion,
    means 'good news.' It proclaims tidings of
    deliverance. The word sometimes stands for the
    record of the life of our Lord (Mark 1 11),
    embracing all His teachings, as in Acts 20 24)
    (International Bible Encyclopedia). (It must be
    remembered that Paul "taught the commandments of
    the Lord," hence, the epistles also constitute,
    in a comprehensive sense, the gospel, dm.)

6
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Some view the "good news of the Kingdom" as only
    consisting of the death, burial, resurrection,
    and ascension of the Lord. Indeed, such do
    constitute the "facts" of the gospel, but when
    fully viewed, there is much more involved in the
    gospel (I Cor. 15 1ff.). For instance, there
    are resident in the gospel promises to be
    obtained and commands to be obeyed (Acts 2 38,
    39, I Jn. 5 3).
  • Another matter that is reflective of the
    functionality of the gospel is the fact of the
    design of the gospel to produce and regulate
    conduct.

7
"Obey the Gospel"
  • "11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I
    withstood him to the face, because he was to be
    blamed. 12 For before that certain came from
    James, he did eat with the Gentiles but when
    they were come, he withdrew and separated
    himself, fearing them which were of the
    circumcision. 13 And the other Jews dissembled
    likewise with him insomuch that Barnabas also
    was carried away with their dissimulation.
  • 14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly
    according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto
    Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew,
    livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as
    do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to
    live as do the Jews?" (Gal. 2).

8
"Obey the Gospel"
The gospel and the family
  • The gospel teaches husbands to love their wives,
    leave all others, be the head, and render "due
    benevolence" (Eph. 5 25, 28, 29 31 23 I Cor.
    7 2-4). Wives are to love their husbands,
    submit to headship, and render their due (Tit. 2
    4 Eph. 5 22-24 I Cor. 7 3, 4). Children are
    also addressed and told to obey their parents in
    the Lord (Eph. 6 1). Hence, the gospel
    regulates and controls the family unity and
    renders it a smoothly functioning relationship
    that is characterized by order and harmony.

9
"Obey the Gospel"
  • The gospel regulates public worship in that it
    teaches orderly and structured worship, modest
    dress, and intelligible teaching performed by
    qualified males (I Cor. 14 33, 40 I Tim. 2
    8-12). The gospel even addresses such detail as
    vocal music, the type and how it is to be
    rendered (Eph. 5 19, Col. 3 16).

The gospel and public worship
10
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Contrary to popular opinion, the gospel is
    aggressive and militant in its essential nature
    (Jude 3, Phili. 1 7, 17). The gospel, though,
    regulates and controls this aggression. For
    instance, there is to be no biting and devouring
    (Gal. 5 15). Issues rather than personalities
    are to be the focus (cp. Acts 15).

The gospel and controversy
11
"Obey the Gospel"
Behavior at work
  • While Paul enunciated teaching specifically
    pertaining to the servant/master relationship,
    the teaching in general is applicable to the
    secular job situation. Consider the teaching of
    the gospel
  • "22 Servants, obey in all things your masters
    according to the flesh not with eyeservice, as
    menpleasers but in singleness of heart, fearing
    God 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
    as to the Lord, and not unto men 24 Knowing
    that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of
    the inheritance for ye serve the Lord Christ"
    (Col. 3).

12
"Obey the Gospel"
Way we act toward others
  • The gospel teaches a certain decorum on the part
    of Christians towards other Christians. There is
    to be lowliness, meekness, longsuffering, and
    forbearing one another in love (Eph. 4 2).
    Reciprocal forgiveness is plainly required (Eph.
    4 32). Jesus' "Golden Rule" sums it up thus
    "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that
    men should do to you, do ye even so to them"
    (Matt. 7 12).

13
"Obey the Gospel"
  • The core design of the gospel is indicative of
    the fact that it is of the nature to control
    behavior. Yes, it contains and declares the fact
    of Jesus' death and offers promises to be
    received, but it also enjoins numerous matters of
    responsibility. The same gospel that tells us of
    Jesus and his Kingdom also informs us how to live
    and "walk uprightly according to the truth of
    the gospel" (Gal. 2 14).

14
"Obey the Gospel"
  • What does obey mean?
  • To listen, attend, and so, to submit (W.E.
    Vine, Expository Dictionary of New Testament
    Words).

15
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Those whom we are to obey (to listen, attend,
    and so, to submit)
  • Obey God Acts 5 29

16
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Those whom we are to obey (to listen, attend,
    and so, to submit)
  • Obey Jesus Heb. 5 8, 9.

17
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Those whom we are to obey (to listen, attend,
    and so, to submit)
  • Obey elders Heb. 13 17.

18
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Those whom we are to obey (to listen, attend,
    and so, to submit)
  • Obey parents Eph. 6 1.

19
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Those whom we are to obey (to listen, attend,
    and so, to submit)
  • Obey magistrates Tit. 3 1.

20
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Those whom we are to obey (to listen, attend,
    and so, to submit)
  • Obey the gospel Rom. 10 16.

21
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Equivalent terms
  • Obey not the truth Rom. 2 8 Gal. 5 7.
  • Obey not the word 2 Thes. 3 14, I Pet. 3 1.
  • Obedient to the faith Acts 6 7.

22
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Obey from the heart that form of doctrine
  • 17 But God be thanked, that ye were the
    servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the
    heart that form of doctrine which was delivered
    you. 18 Being then made free from sin, ye became
    the servants of righteousness (Rom. 6, see vs.
    1, 2, 3, 4.

23
"Obey the Gospel"
  • Have you obeyed or believed the gospel and been
    set free of the bondage of sin?
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