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The Fourth and Fifth Commandments. Lesson 12. The Fourth Commandment. How could we summarize this commandment? Love for God's representatives. What does God expect of us?.

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The fourth and fifth commandments

The Fourth and Fifth Commandments

Lesson 12


The fourth commandment

The Fourth Commandment

  • How could we summarize this commandment?

    • Love for God's representatives


What does god expect of us

What does God expect of us?

  • Ephesians 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise…


What does god expect of us1

What does God expect of us?

  • Hebrews 13:7,17 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.


What does god expect of us2

What does God expect of us?

  • Romans 13:1-2 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.


What does god expect of us3

What does God expect of us?

  • 1 Timothy 5:4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.


What does god expect of us4

What does God expect of us?

  • He wants us to honor our parents and others in authority.

    • Honor them = respect, obey and love them


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What does God expect of us?

  • Colossians 3:20-24 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.


What does god expect of us6

What does God expect of us?

  • He wants us to do it out of love for Jesus.

    • God uses his representatives to bless us!


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What does God expect of us?

  • 2 Samuel 15:1-12; 18:14-17

  • The Story of King David's son Absalom


What does god expect of us8

What does God expect of us?

  • Acts 5:29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!


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What does God expect of us?

  • Matthew 10:37 Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me…


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What does God expect of us?

  • We obey God first if our parents tell us to disobey God's Word.


What blessings does god promise to those who honor their parents

What blessings does God promise to those who honor their parents?

  • Proverbs 30:11,17 There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers… 17 The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.


What blessings does god promise to those who honor their parents1

What blessings does God promise to those who honor their parents?

  • Ephesians 6:3 …“that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”


What blessings does god promise to those who honor their parents2

What blessings does God promise to those who honor their parents?

  • We will have a good life.

  • We will enjoy a long life.


The fifth commandment

The Fifth Commandment

  • How could we summarize this commandment?

    • Love for human life


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What does God expect of us?

  • Psalm 31:15 My times are in your hands…


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What does God expect of us?

  • Isaiah 38:5 "Go and tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.'"


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What does God expect of us?

  • Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.


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What does God expect of us?

  • Romans 13:4 For [the government] is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.


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What does God expect of us?

  • Only God can give / take away life!

    • Also gives the government that right

      • War

      • Capital punishment


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What does God expect of us?

  • Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.


What does god expect of us17

What does God expect of us?

  • Life is our "time of grace"

    • Our time to come to faith in Jesus!


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What does God expect of us?

  • Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.


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What does God expect of us?

  • That we do not TAKE any life

    • Murder

    • Suicide

    • Abortion

    • Euthanasia


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What does God expect of us?

  • That we do not HARM any life

    • Overeating / poor eating habits

    • Alcohol / Drug abuse

    • Smoking

    • Too much stress!


What does god expect of us21

What does God expect of us?

  • 1 John 3:15Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.


What does god expect of us22

What does God expect of us?

  • Romans 12:19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.


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What does God expect of us?

  • That we do not HATE anyone

    • Jealousy

    • revenge


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What does God expect of us?

  • Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.


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What does God expect of us?

  • 1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.


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What does God expect of us?

  • That we help others and be a friend to them no matter what!

    • Show love

    • Forgive

    • Be kind


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