Stories 2018: Get in the Plot-Obey and Trust

Stories Chapter 2: Get in the plot
Part 3
Obey and Trust

Hebrews 12:1 “Jesus Christ, the AUTHOR and perfecter of our faith.”

3 things about obedience:

1. Obedience usually RAISES OPPOSITION

I Kings 19:1 “Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”

2. Obedience often RELEASES MIRACLES

3. Obedience always REQUIRES FAITH

I Kings 18:41 “And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.”

I Kings 18:22 “22 Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. 23 Get two bulls for us. Let Baal’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. 24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.”

Mark 16:20 “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.”

Hebrews 11:1 “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”

What area is God calling you to step out in obedience?

1. Maybe it’s to SPEAK something

2. Maybe it’s to START something

3. Maybe it’s to STOP something
4. Maybe it’s to SERVE somewhere

5. Maybe it’s to STRETCH somewhere