Maturing through Obedience by the Holy Spirit - Part 2

Maturing through Obedience by the Holy Spirit - Part 2

May 15, 2016 | Todd Cyphers
Hebrews 5:7-14

Following Jesus: Maturing through Obedience by the Holy Spirit 
Part 2
Hebrews 5:7-14   Page # 1198

I. Jesus’ Growth.  

Luke 2:52 - “Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

II. How Jesus Grew.

     1. His parent’s and other’s lives and teaching.    
     2. Depending daily upon the Holy Spirit.
     3. Obedience
          A. We proclaim that we love Christ as our Lord.

John 14:15 - “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.”

Daniel 1:8 - “But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the royal delicacies or the royal wine.”

          B. We mature in Christ and impact others.

Hebrews 5:7-14   Page # 1198      

          C. We gain God’s rewards.

Hebrews 11:23-29 Page # 1204

Mark 10:29-30 – “…Jesus replied, ‘no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields-along with persecutions-and in the age to come eternal life.’”


Faith Sheet  

Transformation verse - Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”      Philippians 1:27  

Main Themes      
~ The Lord Jesus humbled Himself as the God-man and while on earth He
   completely obeyed the Father and submitted to His will. (John 5:30, 8:29
   and 12:49)
~Our obedience to God reveals that we love Christ as Lord (John 14:15), it
   matures (perfect) us (Hebrews 5:8-9), it leads us to honor Christ in our
   relationships (Hebrews 5:13-14) and it gives us heavenly rewards (Mark


 #1- Reviewing This Past Sunday    
Following Jesus: Maturing through Obedience by the Holy Spirit  
Part 2  
Hebrews 5:7-14

1. Read Hebrews 5:7-14 and discuss the message with someone.
2. How has obedience over the years matured in your walk with Christ?
3. In what specific ways will obedience to God and gaining His rewards
    benefit us now and in heaven? (Matthew 6:1-4, 33, Matthew 10:41-42,
    Matthew 25:28-29, Mark 10:29-30, Luke 14:12-14, Colossians 3:23-24, 1
    Timothy 6:17-19 & Hebrews 11:6)
4. Every reward means we experience more of God and His character.


# 2 - Preparing for Next Sunday    
Following Jesus: Spirit Led and God Glorifying Relationships
John 3:1-8

1. Read John 3:1-8. Pray to understand the passage.
2. Observe - What does the passage say? (read it several times)
3. Interpret - What is the meaning of the passage, the main thoughts or
4. Application - How do the truths revealed here impact my relationship with
    God? How do the truths impact my relationship with others? How do the
    truths impact my daily walk in discipling others? Is there something for me
    to believe? To confess? To give thanks? To avoid? Use the text and

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