Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 3/13/2016

Sunday was the last message in The Rise and Fall of Saul series. The message was called Disobedience, Pride, Self-Deception, Rejection, taken from 1 Samuel 15:1-35. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Partial obedience is still disobedience (1-9)
   A. God’s commands are not always easy to obey (1-6)
      – Matthew 16:24
   B. God’s commands are to be fully obeyed (7-9)
      – Psalm 119:4-5

II. Pride goes before a fall (10-12) – Proverbs 16:18
   A. You grieve God when you sin (10-11)
      – Ephesians 4:30
   B. Pride and sin always go together (12)
      – Proverbs 8:13

III. Sin is deceptive (13-19)
   A. Don’t try to justify your sin (13-16)
      – Proverbs 16:2
   B. God’s kindness should prompt you to obedience (17-19)
      – Romans 2:4

IV. To obey is better than sacrifice (20-35)
   A. Rejecting God’s word is rebellion against God (20-23)
      – 1 Thessalonians 4:8
   B. The consequences for disobedience can be lasting and painful (24-35)
      – Galatians 6:7-8

A verse about you: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (James 4:10)

A verse about Jesus: “He humbled himself and became obedient to death … Therefore God exalted him to the highest place.” (Philippians 2:8-9)

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