Moving Out With Reverence and Obedience!
July 29, 2018
1. The Lord expects us to REVERE our leaders.
Joshua 4:14 - "That day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they revered him all the days of his life, just as they had revered Moses."
1 Timothy 5:17 - "The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching."
I Thessalonians 5:12-13 - "Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you."
2. The Lord's plan involves specific STEPS at the right TIME.
Joshua 4:15-18 - "Then the Lord said to Joshua, 'Command the priests carrying the ark of the Testimony to come up out of the Jordan."
Romans 5:6-8 - "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly."
Galatians 4:4 - "But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons."
3. The unfolding of the Lord's plan reveals His POWER and AUTHORITY.
Joshua 4:24 - "He did this so that the people of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful."
1 Corinthians 6:14 - "By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also."
2 Corinthians 13:4 - "For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God's power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God's power we will live with him to serve you."
Jeremiah 10:12 - "But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by wisdom, and stretched out the heavens by his understanding."
Psalm 33:8 - "Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the earth stand in awe of him. For He spoke it and it was done..."
4. The Lord requires us to FEAR Him.
Joshua 4:24 - "and so that you might always dear the Lord your God."
1 Samuel 12:24 - "Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart, for consider what great things he has done for you."
Proverbs 9:10 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."
Proverbs 14:27 - "The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life."
Psalm 128:4 - "How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways."