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Is the church teaching obedience?

Is the church TEACHING TO OBEY what Christ commanded for the Great Commission? Or is it teaching disobedience?


"Therefore, AS YOU GO, disciple people in all nations [...] TEACHING them to OBEY EVERYTHING that I’ve commanded you" Matthew 28:19,20 (ISV)


AS YOU GO, make this announcement: ‘The kingdom from heaven is near!’ HEAL THE SICK, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, DRIVE OUT DEMONS. Matthew 10:8 (ISV)


These are the signs that will accompany those who believe: In my name they’ll DRIVE OUT DEMONS [...] and they’ll PLACE THEIR HANDS ON THE SICK, and they’ll recover. Mark 16:17-18 (ISV)


What Jesus said:

- GO INTO THE WORLD, MAKE DISCIPLES

- HOW? HEAL THE SICK, DRIVE OUT DEMONS, PREACH THE GOSPEL

- TEACH OTHER DISCIPLES TO OBEY EVERYTHING HE COMMANDED


What Jesus DID NOT SAY:

- INVITE THE WORLD into a church building

- DO PROGRAMS & OTHER "BRIDGING" EVENTS

- SHOW PEOPLE HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL or PURPOSE-DRIVEN


Jesus clearly GAVE STANDARDS FOR DISCIPLESHIP. He expects them to OBEY him and BECOME LIKE HIM.


- “A disciple is NOT ABOVE his teacher, and a slave is not above his master. 25 It is enough for a disciple TO BE LIKE HIS TEACHER and a slave TO BE LIKE HIS MASTER. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they do the same to those of his household!” Matthew 10:24-25


- Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the one who believes in me WILL ALSO DO WHAT I'M DOING. He will do even greater things than these, because I’m going to the Father. John 14:12


- So Jesus told those Jews who had believed in him, “IF YOU CONTINUE in my word, YOU ARE really my disciples. John 8:31


- "The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who DISOBEYS the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him." John 3:36


Learn More: https://www.thebereanproject.ph/resources/s-e-e-d-ministry/setting-free