"S A Y I N G A N D D O I N G"
|Chapter 22 (page 272 to 283): Based on Matthew 21: 23 to 32 'Parable of the two sons'|
|POINTS TO REMEMBER FROM Chapter 22 “SAYING AND DOING”|
|Matthew 7.21 “Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”|
| Words are of no value unless they are accompanied with appropriate deeds. |
Jesus’ authority was evidenced in His cleansing of the temple - Heaven’s authority flashing from his face the power he spoke with his healings
|The priests and elders wanted to destroy his influence and put him to death|
|The answer “we can’t tell” was a lie. They didn’t dare admit John the Baptist was a prophet: how would they deny his testimony Jesus was the Son of God?|
Parable of the two sons. The father represents God, & the vineyard represents the church. the two sons represent two classes of people:
The son who would not go represents: people living in open transgression
The son said he will go: represents the character of the Pharisees - their spirit did not lead to repentance
they refused obedience to God’s commandments - although they professed obedience.
They had no fruits of repentance/righteousness
Matthew 23: 3 “Don’t do what they do: they say it but don’t do it”
|Self-righteousness is a fatal deception. They professed to be God’s sons, but in life and character they denied the relationship. Their will was not surrendered.|
|People who are not diligent workers…who leave duties undone/words unspoken, have allowed Satan to control souls who might have been won for Christ. We can’t be saved in indolence and inactivity.|
|If we don’t co-operate with God here, we wouldn’t in heaven. We’re not safe to save.|
|When the Holy Spirit come to our heart, we need to instantly obey.|
|If we cherish a sin, our mind’s mold and our familiarity with evil make it tough to distinguish between right and wrong|
|2 Peter 1: 2 - 7 Thru God’s promises we can gain the Divine nature|
|God has a father’s claim to our faithful service. He only serves who functions up to the highest standard of obedience.|
|There are Two classes today: those who violate God’s law, and those who obey it.|
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