Obedience


Greg & Caroline Jacobson | 2019 April-May Shepherd's Voice

Jesus Was Obedient to His Father’s Will

 

Since He was a little boy, Jesus knew He was sent to save the world from sin. He began teaching when He was 12. When Jesus was older, He gathered His disciples to teach them.

One time they gathered on a fishing boat. The fishermen didn’t catch any fish. Jesus told Simon Peter to cast out his nets. Peter told Jesus, “We have worked all night and have not caught any fish.” But he was obedient to Jesus’ instruction.

Because he was obedient, his nets filled with fish—so much fish that the nets broke! Both boats became loaded with fish and began to sink. Jesus helped them get their boats to shore.

Simon Peter then became a disciple of Jesus. There are blessings in being obedient, and Simon realized this was true! (Luke 5:5,6)

Apostle Paul instructed the Colossian children: “Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord” (Col. 3:20).

When we’re disobedient to our parents it’s important to ask mom and dad for forgiveness. Our disobediences can be washed away in Jesus’ name and precious blood!

Jesus was obedient to His Father. Jesus knew that one day He would die for the sins of the whole world. When it was time to die on the cross, Jesus “humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Phil. 2:8).

We are thankful Jesus was obedient! We can believe all our sins forgiven by preaching the gospel to each other in Jesus’ name and blood.

 

Greg and Caroline Jacobson

 

Things to Visit About:

1. What does it mean to be obedient?

2. When Simon Peter was obedient to Jesus, his nets filled with fish. Tell of a time when good things happened to you when you were obedient!

3. Jesus was obedient to God. What gift did He give us that we can use when we fall into sin?

 

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