Summary: Part five of a six part series, The seven arrows of obedience. Jesus left us with The Great Commission which is our duty as Christians. A Christian that is not sharing the Gospel and his faith is not being obedient to God.
The nfoundational verses for this series on the seven arrows of obedience is Psalm 127:4 and I Sam. 15:22
A powerfull warior of God always walk’s in obedience Psalm 127:4
To obey is better than sacrifice. I Sam. 15:22
1) Pastor Gomez used a real bow and arrow and shot it at a target about 40 feet away to demonstrate that there is a process and God has given us all the tool to be succesful in obeying Him)
1). The bow represents the power of the Holy Spirit operating in our lives.
2. The sights on the bow represent vision.
3. The arrows represent the purpose of God.
4. The quiver where the warrior keeps the arrows represents the heart where the purposes of God are kept.
2). If we want our arrows to hit the target of obedience, there are four things we must do;
1. Practice sharing your faith with others
2. Work hard on learning to use the tools that God has given to you. So that you can be effective.
3. Be determined to be a good steward of the Gospel and share it with others.
4. concentration on the target, don’t let fear or anything else keep you from sharing your faith.. (obedience)
Arrow #6. The arrow of the Gospel (2 Corinthians 4:1-2)
1. Therefore—Greek, “For this cause”: Because we have the liberty-giving Spirit of the Lord, and with unveiled face behold His glory (2Co 3:17, 18).
Seeing we have this ministry—“The ministration of the Spirit” (2Co 3:8, 9): the ministry of such a spiritual, liberty-giving Gospel: resuming 2Co 3:6, 8.
Received mercy—from God, in having had this ministry conferred on us (2Co 3:5). The sense of “mercy” received from God, makes men active for God (1Ti 1:11–13).
We faint not—in boldness of speech and action, and patience in suffering (2Co 4:2, 8–16, &c.).
2. Renounced—literally “bid farewell to.”
Of dishonesty—rather, “of shame.” “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ” (Ro 1:16). Shame would lead to hiding (2Co 4:3);
3. whereas “we use great plainness of speech” (2Co 3:12);
4. “by manifestation of the truth.” Compare 2Co 3:3, “manifestly declared.”
5. Handling … deceitfully—so “corrupt” or adulterate “the word of God” (2Co 2:17; compare 1Th 2:3, 4).
6. Commending—recommending ourselves: recurring to 2Co 3:1.
To—to the verdict of.
7. Every man’s conscience—(2Co 5:11). Not to men’s carnal judgment, as those alluded to (2Co 3:1).
In the sight of God—(2Co 2:17; Ga 1:10).
8. But if—Yea, even if (as I grant is the case).
Hid—rather (in reference to 2Co 3:13–18), “veiled.” “Hid” (Greek, Col 3:3) is said of that withdrawn from view altogether. “Veiled,” of a thing within reach of the eye, but covered over so as not to be seen. So it was in the case of Moses’ face.
Jesus said to the disciples;
“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”
Fishing in a glass or in a bathtub is compared to fishing in the church
Likened to a mustard seed, Matt. 13:31, 32; Mark 4:30–33; Luke 13:18, 19; good seed, Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43; leaven, Matt. 13:33; a pearl of great price, Matt. 13:45, 46; Luke 13:20, 21; a treasure hidden in a field, Matt. 13:44; a householder, Matt. 20:1–16; a feast, Luke 14:16–24.