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God and Ethics

God’s truth understood through Christ’s example is how I seek to live my life: I reject moral relativism and idolatry, seeking to live full of grace and truth.

He has told you men what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. -Micah 6:8

The call to salvation is the call to ________________       V. 24a

A disciple is a person-in-process who is eager to learn and apply the truths that Jesus Christ teaches him, which will result in ever-deepening commitments to a Christ-like lifestyle.          -Christopher Adsit, Personal Disciplemaking, 35

A disciple is _____________to Christ’s authority             V. 28-29

A _____________ for those who embrace discipleship     V. 24a-25

A _____________ for those who reject the Bible.              V. 26

BIBLE – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth!

What to’s       These deal with the “right things” - knowledge, understanding, principles, norms, standards, laws, absolutes.

Why to’s        These deal with the “right reasons” for doing the right things – motives, values, presuppositions.

Precept                        Principle                     Person             Josh McDowell

How to’s         These deal with the “right ways” of doing the right things for the right reasons – techniques, methods, procedures, steps. These aren’t necessarily found in the Bible, but they mustn’t violate clear biblical teaching.



How God ordinarily grows a disciple:

God the Holy Spirit’s omnipresent ministry!

Someone (often multiple people) shares the Bible’s truth

Soil that has become receptive

A local churches’ (often multiple churches) people and ministries

Bible, Prayer/ Praise, Opportunities (individual and corporate)

Someone committed to being a “paraclete” for the person!

To be a “paraclete” for others we need to incarnate ethical living, like ____________________!

The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.                              -John 1:14

The God we worship is a God of love. Which does not, according to any verse in the Bible, make sexual sin acceptable. But it does, by the witness of a thousand verses all over the Bible, make every one of our sexual sins changeable, redeemable, and wondrously forgivable.                           -Kevin DeYoung, 127

The disciple always stays humble, applying the grace and truth to ______________________ first!

What we do with God and His commands will determine whether we leave a legacy of faithfulness or a legacy of ______________.

Yahweh – Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth, maintaining love to a thousand generations, forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the father’s wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to third and fourth generation. -Ex. 34:6-7

For I take no pleasure in anyone’s death. This is the declaration of the Lord God. So repent and live.                      -Ezekiel 18:32