Love & Obey
Experiencing God: You come to know God by experience as you obey Him, and He accomplishes His work through you.
Based upon the Workbook by Henry Blackaby
We have studied that God is always at work around us (John 5:17, 19-20) and pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal (Romans 3:10-12). We learned that when God reveals what He is doing, it is an invitation for us to join Him in His work (Exodus 3:1-14), and we looked at how God speaks (Genesis 22:1-18), we saw how responding to God by faith leads to God-sized tasks that attracts the world to Him (Joshua 6:1-16, 20-21), and how major adjustments in our lives are necessary in order to obey God (1Kings 19:15-21 & Luke 18:18-27). This week we conclude with: we come to know God by experience when we obey Him and He accomplishes His work through us; (John 14:15,24; Mat 7:24-27, 21:28-31a). As a family, reread these verses and review the sermon notes.
Review the MEMORY VERSE (John 14:15). Let’s hide the Word of God in our heart! MEDITATE: what does the verse say to you? Pray for understanding. Review verses: John 15:5, John 8:47, Heb 11:6, & Luke 14:33 Review, Review!
DISCUSS: What did I learn in the Sunday School lesson and the sermon about how obedience leads to an experience with God? How are Love and Obedience related?
After reviewing the Scriptures above, discuss how you feel, relate to, agree or disagree with the following statements. 1. God is love, His will is always best. 2. God is all knowing, His directions are always right. 3. God is all powerful, He can enable you to do His will. 4. If you love God, you will obey Him. Has your relationship with God has changed because of this study? Finish your time with The Lord and your family in prayer asking Him for the type of relationship that you desire with Him and your family – Then wait expecting Him to answer (Ps 5:3)! Spend some time alone with Him this week!
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Riverview Family Devotion Guides
Family devotion guides are provided to help reinforce the "Big Idea" that is studied in Sunday School and presented in the Pastor's message each week.