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Manís Obligations

TEXT:† Rom. 2:4

INTRODUCTION:

A.††††† OUR BLESSINGS IMPOSE OBLIGATIONS.

B.††††† ďA duty imposed legally or socially Ö a moral responsibility.Ē Ė Webster.

C.††††† WE WANT TO DISCUSS MANíS OBLIGATIONS IN 3 AREAS OF CONCERN.

I.††††† MANíS OBLIGATIONS TO GOD.

A.††††† WE MUST FEAR HIM( Prov. 1:7 ).

B.††††† OBEY HIM( 1 Sam. 15:22;† Ecc. 12:13;† Matt. 7:21 ).

C.††††† LOVE HIM( Matt. 22:37-38;† 1 John 4:19;† 4:9-10 ).

D.††††† WORSHIP HIM Ė EXCLUSIVELY( Matt. 4:10;† John 4:23-24 ).

E.††††† BE A FAITHFUL STEWARD( 1 Cor. 4:1-2 ).

F.††††† Romans 2:4;† 2 Cor. 5:14-15.

II.†††† MANíS OBLIGATIONS TO OTHERS.

A.††††† SUMMED UP( Rom. 13:8 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† We will seek their good( Phil. 2:1:4;† Gal. 6:10 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† We will seek peace( Rom. 12:18 ).

††††††††† 3.†††††† We will be longsuffering( Eph. 4:1-3 ).

††††††††† 4.†††††† We will feel emotion toward his state( 1 Pet. 3:8;† Rom. 12:15 ).

††††††††† 5.†††††† We will not speak evil of one another( Gal. 5:13-15 ).

††††††††† 6.†††††† We will seek to bring him to Christ( Rom. 1:14-15;† 9:1-3

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - 2 Cor. 10:3-6;† 2 Tim. 2:24-26 ).

B.††††† 1 Cor. 13:1-7.

III.††† MANíS OBLIGATION TO HIMSELF.

††††††† † ďYOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF

A.††††† WORK AND MAKE A LIVING( 2 Thess. 3:10;† 1 Tim. 5:8 ).

B.††††† BE ABOVE REPROACH( Prov. 22:1;† Matt. 5:16;† Titus 2:7-8 ).

C.†††† SEEK SPIRITUAL GOALS( Acts 2:40 ).

††††††††† 1.†††††† What is important Ė truly(Mark 8:34-38 ).

††††††††† 2.†††††† What has lasting value( Matt. 6:19-21 ).

††††††††† 3.†††††† What has greatest blessing( Matt 6:33 ).

††††††††† 4.†††††† Neglect or delay can be fatal( Heb. 2:1-3;† 2 Cor. 6:1-2 ).

††††††††† 5.†††††† Nobody can answer for you!( 2 Cor. 5:10 ).

††††††††† 6.†††††† Heaven is a wonderful place!( Col. 3:1-2 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.††††† HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED YOUR OBLIGATIONS?

††††††††† 1.†††††† Not thinking in terms of punishment.

††††††††† 2.†††††† Not thinking in terms of reward.

††††††††† 3.†††††† What do I owe?

B.††††† ACCEPT THE INVITATION OF GOD.