Powerful Submission

Encountering Gods presence through a life of obedience
 

Powerful submission.


It seems like a contradiction.
How can submitting be powerful?


Surely when you submit, you lose power…
…give it away…
…put yourself beneath someone else…
…take a step down in order to raise them up


In what way is that powerful?

Through this series we will see that the best way to experience the manifestation of God’s powerful presence in our lives is to submit to his authority and obey his commands.

 

Romans 6:16 tells us that whatever we choose to obey becomes our master. We can choose sin or we can choose God, there’s no third option. Either way we’re servants, whichever master we choose, we submit to something.

 

Jesus’ sacrifice gave us that second option; he freed us from the bondage of sin and allowed us to choose him as our new master. But what does that mean in our daily lives? How are we to serve him? What commandments are we to obey?

 

In Powerful Submission we will look at two different forms of obedience to God; ways that he has called us to serve him:

 

Firstly we will look at general obedience. This is obedience in the areas that God calls all Christians to devote their time and focus to. Things like studying his word, spending time in prayer, meeting together as a church family and serving other people. These are all important ways we can devote ourselves to God and grow in our relationship and knowledge of him. The best way to draw near to the master is to faithfully and consistently serve him.

 

Secondly we will look at specific obedience. If we faithfully serve God in the general, day to day aspects of our lives, he will start to use us in more specific ways. We will look at some characters from the Bible who were given specific callings from God. We will see how general obedience played a part in their specific calling, look at the difficulties they faced in responding to God’s call and the power that God displayed in their lives through their obedience.

 

When we submit to God’s authority and obey him as our master, we will experience the power of his presence in our lives.

 

 

Sermons

Date Title Preacher Bible Reference
20/05/2012

Introduction

 

 

Ste McLean John 13:3-5, 12-17
 27/05/2012

 

Obeying God's Call to seek Him First

 

 

Ste McLean  Matthew 6:33
10/06/2012

 

Understanding God's word

 

 

Ste McLean

Philippians 4:13

17/06/2012

 

Obeying God's call to Worship

 

 

Ste McLean 1 Chronicles 13
24/06/2012

 

Obeying God's call to Prayer

 

 

Doug Heke Various
08/07/2012

 

Obeying God's call to Community

 

Ste McLean Acts 1-2,2:42,4:23-31
15/07/2012

 

One Body, Many Parts

 

 

 Ste McLean 1 Corinthians 12 
22/07/2012

 

Obeying God's Call to Serve

 

 

Ste McLean  
12/08/2012

 

Obeying God's Call to Evangalism

 

 

Ste McLean  
19/08/2012

 

Obeying God's Call When We Feel Inadequate

 

 

Ste McLean  
26/08/2012

 

Obeying God's Call When We Don't Understand

 

 

Ste McLean  
16/09/2012

 

Obeying God When the Consequences Seem Disastrous

 

 

Ste McLean  
23/09/2012

 

Obeying God When it Makes You Look Silly

 

 

Doug Heke  
30/10/2012

 

Obeying God When the Consequences may be Costly

 

Ste McLean  
21/10/2012

 

Obeying God When we Don't Like our Calling

 

 

Ste McLean Jonah