Walking With God

TEXTGen. 5:24

INTRODUCTION:

A.      THE DESIRE OF MEN, TO WALK WITH GOD, LIKE ENOCH.

B.      THE NEED TO WALK WITH GOD OBVIOUS( Jer. 10:23;  Prov. 16:25 ).

C.      Isa. 55:8-9.  GOD IS WISER - A GOOD GUIDE.

D.      WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WALK WITH GOD?

I.      FIRST, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WALK WITHOUT GOD?

A.      THE WAY OF THE UNBELIEVER IS FOOLISH( Psa. 53:1;  Rom. 1:20 ).

B.      SO IS THE WAY OF THE SELF RIGHTEOUS( Prov. 12:15;  1 Cor. 10:12 ).

C.      HUMAN WISDOM IS NOT SUFFICIENT( Eph. 4:17-19;  Col. 2:8 ).

D.      IN SHORT( Prov. 13:15;  Rom. 6:23 ).

II.     WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WALK WITH GOD?

A.      IT MEANS TO WALK BY FAITH( 2 Cor. 5:7;  Heb. 11:6 ).

          1.       God has promised a lot( 2 Cor. 5:1 ).

          2.       Has he ever failed?( Heb. 6:13-19 ).

B.      IN THE COMMANDS AND ORDINANCES OF THE LORD( Luke 1:6 ).

          1.       Salvation is for those who trust and obey( Heb. 5:8-9 ).

          2.       It's not enough just to want it( Matt. 7:21 ).

C.      A CHANGED LIFE WITH NEW PRIORITIES( Rom. 6:1-4, 12, 16-17 ).

D.      TO WALK AFTER THE SPIRIT AND NOT THE FLESH( Gal. 5:16-24 ).

E.      TO WALK TOGETHER, JESUS PRAYED FOR UNITY( John 17:20-21 ).

F.      TO WALK IN THE LIGHT( John 8:12 ).

          1.       It's a must( 1 John 1:6-7 ).

          2.       The Christian has nothing to hide( Eph. 5:7-12 ).

G.      TO WALK CAREFULLY( Eph. 5:15-16 ).

III.    WHAT ARE THE REWARDS OF WALKING WITH GOD?

A.      WHAT HAPPENED TO ENOCH?( Gen. 5:24;  Heb. 11:5 ).

B.      WALKING WITH GOD LEADS TO LIFE( Matt. 7:14 ).

C.      HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD AND BE CLEAN( 1 John 1:6-7 ).

IV.   WHERE DOES OUR WALK BEGIN?( Rom. 6:3-4 ).

CONCLUSIONHAVE YOU BEEN BAPTIZED?  ARE YOU WALKING WITH GOD?