Today’s Bible Teaching and the song is about being obedient and to not Compromise. James 1:22 tells us to be “doers of the word, and not hearers only”. When we are not doers of the word we are hypocrites, in Revelation 3:15-16 we read ” I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

 

Jesus in Luke 42:22 said “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me—nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” Philippians 2:8 tells us that “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” But What would have happened if Jesus compromised instead of being obedient? We would have no salvation.

 

If we are to truly be followers of then we must also be “doers of the word, and not hearers only”. Many call themselves “Christian but few are “followers of Jesus”, Matthew 7:13-14 says “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.” what road are you on? if you are not obeying the word, you are on the broad road that leads to destruction. There are many “Christians” that have gone through “the gate that is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it”.

 

That wide road is the one that we see in Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name, and do many miracles in your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you lawbreakers!’

 
Jesus is coming soon! will you be left behind?
 

 

 

 
Your Will Be Done
Words and music by
Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson
https://youtu.be/kKTN4u2AGhU

Your will be done, my God and Father
As in heaven, so on earth
My heart is drawn to self-exalting
Help me seek Your kingdom first
As Jesus walked, so I shall walk
Held by Your same unchanging love
Be still my soul, O lift your voice and pray:
‘Father, not my will but Yours be done.’

How in that Garden he persisted
I may never fully know
The fearful weight of true obedience
It was held by him alone
What wondrous faith, to bear that cross!
To bear my sin, what wondrous love!
My hope was sure, when there my Saviour prayed:
‘Father, not my will but Yours be done.’

When I am lost, when I am broken
In the night of fear and doubt
Still I will trust in my good Father
Yes, to one great King I bow!
As Jesus rose, so I shall rise
In ransomed glory at the throne
My heart restored
With all your saints I sing:
‘Father, not my will but Yours be done!’

As we go forth, our God and Father
Lead us daily in the fight
That all the world might see Your glory
And Your Name be lifted high
And in this Name we overcome
For You shall see us safely home
Now as your church, we lift our voice and pray:
‘Father, not my will but Yours be done!’
 

 
TODAY’S WORD is “Compromise”
By Ken & Dottie Phillips – http://www.hehungersolution.org
 

 
 DEFINITION:
 

A settlement of differences by mutual adjustment or modification; to settle an issue by agreement.

 

 
 SCRIPTURE:
 

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying to take Aaron and his sons with you, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull for the sin offering, and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread. And assemble all the congregation at the doorway of the tent of meeting. Leviticus 8:1-3

 

 
 KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
 

How many times a day do you compromise your faith in Jesus Christ. Many people compromise consciously and many unconsciously.

In the eighth chapter of Leviticus we read about Aaron, the older brother of Moses receiving a very high divine calling to serve as priest for the liberated nation of Israel. Aaron was the spokesman to the Children of Israel during the time of the exodus.

 

Being anointed priest was an enormous task and it carried great responsibility. He was in charge of Israel’s sacrificial system and led them in worshipping the Lord. Such a man had to be sure that he would live in a manner beyond approach. He was the mediator between God and the Israelites.

 

Unfortunately, Aaron had a weakness for unwise compromises in his life time. At a crucial time when Moses and his people needed Aaron to stand strong in honoring God and seeing that the Israelites also stood strong, he gave in to the clamoring of many of the Israelites and built a golden calf for them to worship.

 

This was a severe compromise with his relationship and responsibility with God. Through this compromising failure he missed out on God’s very best for him and as a result many Israelites had to pay the consequences and were killed for their sin. In Exodus 32:28 we are told that three thousand Israelites, Aarons fellow Hebrews died.

 

This is a real reminder to us today that God requires us, as believers in Jesus Christ, to have a full obedience to what is in His Word. No matter how we are tempted, and we will be tempted, we are not to compromise what we believe.

 

 
 LEARNING:
 

Our memory verse for this week is found in Luke 6:27-28 “But I tell you who hear Me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

 

 
 PRAYER:
 

Thank You, dear heavenly Father, for the assurance I have to spend eternity with You. Help me to not compromise my faith in You. May your Holy Spirit lead me to always love and honor You with all of my heart, soul and mind.