Teaching to Obey, Personally and in Community (Comprehensive)

10/31/2016     0 reads  
Discipleship LDW 3-5

by Kevin Albright, David K. Lee, David Won



Kevin Albright, David K. Lee, David Won

What Does the Bible Say About Obedience?

  1. Adam’s Disobedience vs. Jesus’ Obedience 
  1. What is the consequence of Adam’s disobedience? (Ge 2:16-17, 3:11, 3:23-24) 
  2. Who can have the right to the tree of life? (Rev 22:14, NKJV) 
  3. How does Christ’s obedience reverse the result of Adam’s disobedience? (Ro 5:19; Heb 5:8-9)


  1. What shall you do with your disobedient life in the past and present? 
  2. How can we live a life of obedience in order to taste the full life on earth?

1a) Genesis 2:16-17 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.’”

  • There was only one condition for Adam to eat the fruit of the tree of life; it is obedience to God. 

Genesis 3:11 11 And he said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?’”

Genesis 3:23-2423 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.”

1b) Revelation 22:14: Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

  • Only those who obey His commandments can have the right to the tree of life. 
  • How then can those who are banished from Garden of Eden, Adam’s descendants, obey His commandments? 

1c) Romans 5:19 “19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.”

Hebrews 5:8-9 “though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,

2) The Place of Obedience in the Beginnings of the OT 

  1. How did Noah become the new father of human race? (Ge 6:22; Heb 11:7)
  2. How did Abraham become the father of many nations? (Heb 11:8; Ge 22:16-18) How did God’s blessing continue for Isaac? (Ge 26:3-5) 
  3. What did God tell the Israelites to do in order to make them his firstborn son? (Ex 19:5)
  4. What did God do when Moses and his people obeyed Him? (Ex 40:16,34; Lev 9:23-24) What did God do when the Israelites disobeyed him in the wilderness? (Jos 5:6) 
  5. What were the conditions of God’s blessing and curse in the land of Canaan? (Deut 11:26-28)
  6. What instruction did God give to Joshua, the leader after Moses? (Jos 1:6-9)

Application: What kind of leaders does God use to save his people? 

2a) Genesis 6:2222 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.”

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.”

2b) Genesis 22:16-1816 and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies,”

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Genesis 26:3-5 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

2c) Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;”

2d) Exodus 40:616 This Moses did; according to all that the Lord commanded him, so he did. (Moses built the Tabernacle in obedience.)”

Exodus 40:34 “34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.”

Exodus 9:23-24 23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. 24 And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the pieces of fat on the altar, and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.”

Joshua 5:6 “For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

2e) Deuteronomy 11:26-28 “26  ‘See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known.”

2f) Joshua 1:6-9Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’”