Main points from the sermon are
We are freed to obey by the Gospel, for God’s Glory with Joy
I. To Obey We Must Have The Spirit of God
II. To Obey We Must Know our Sins are Forgiven
III. To Obey We Must Believe That Jesus Has Been Raised by God and Seated at His Right Hand
Key Quote “The gospel is the whole provision of God from start to finish for everything we lack to glorify and enjoy Him.”

Other bible verses
Romans 8: 6-11 Hebrews 12:1-2 Exodus 9:12, 10:20, 11:10

Discussion questions for small groups / or during the week
1. Do you think it is easier to fear God, or People? Try to give an example with your answer. (Acts 5: 29)
2. Why do you think God wants us to obey Him if we’ve already been forgiven? And what does it mean to obey God anyway? (Beyond “DO THE RIGHT THING”)
3. Describe what obedience in response to God’s mercy is to you? How have you experienced it? How might your experience of grace need to be changed by what we learned from this text today?
4. Can you ever Really Be 100% free from sin? Is it right to expect to be? Is it wrong to not expect to be?
5. Talk with the group about how you might experience freedom from sin with one another and in other areas of your lives. How might you become more real about your sin and more free to obey with Joy.

Final passage to meditate on:
THY MERCY MY GOD LYRICS by Sandra McCracken.
Thy Mercy, My God
1. Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart. and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fast.
2. Without Thy sweet mercy I could not live here;
Sin would reduce me to utter despair;
But, through Thy free goodness, my spirits revive,
And He that first made me still keeps me alive.
3. Thy mercy is more than a match for my heart,
Which wonders to feel its own hardness depart;
Dissolved by Thy goodness, I fall to the ground,
And weep to the praise of the mercy I’ve found.
4. Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I own,
And the covenant love of Thy crucified Son;
All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine.
All praise to the Spirit, Whose whisper divine
Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness mine

Have a blessed week, don’t forget the church picnic on May 30th.

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