Deuteronomy 7:1-26 “Conquering Our Land”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Jan 10th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/  We also provide the services through our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net

Deuteronomy 7:1-26 “Conquering Our Land”

Live differently – vv. 1-11

vv. 1-5

This is not literally destroying our enemy or living in isolation. 

  • We are called to GO AND MAKE DICSCIPLES…therefore we must engage with culture so we can share the Gospel (LIVE AS A MISSIONARY)
  • It carries the idea of BEING IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF THE WORLD.
  • Have nothing to do with those opposed to the things of God.  (false religion, opposed to the truths of God)

WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT…v. 4 is key.  For they would turn your sons from following me, to serve other gods.

Biblical Separation – What can I do with others for the sake of Christianity.

  • Ask your self this question…Do I think they will be in heaven one day?
  • Then I figure out what I can do with them and what I cannot do with them. (personal conscience and conviction)
vv. 6-8 Because of who we are
  • Holy – set apart. v. 6
  • Chosen – Idea of election, conversion, justification. v. 6
  • God’s treasured possessionv. 6
    • vv. 7-8 lays out this concept.
vv. 9-11 – Because of who God is
  • LORD GOD Yahweh Elohim
  • Faithful God
  • Covenant keeping God
  • Steadfast loving God
  • A Just God – repays those that hate Him. v. 10
v. 11 – Therefore, be careful to do (statutes and rules).

Living differently than the world is not an option.  It is a command.

Not based on how one feels, but rather on a LOVING GRACE FILLED COMMAND.

MOTIVATED BY LOVE.  HIS and MINE

Expect God’s Blessing – vv. 12-16

Genesis 17:1-8, Exodus 6:1-8 – God’s words to Abraham and Moses

A quick definition of blessing.  IT IS NOT ABOUT prosperity… IT IS ABOUT LIVING IN HIS PRESENCE.

If we listen, keep, and dothe Lord will keep youv. 12

KNOWLEDGE – OBEDIENCE – BLESSING

LOVE YOU – KEEP YOU – MULIPLY YOU

  • What more could we want? To be loved, kept, and blessed.

I need to live each day in these WORDS!  REGARDLESS, OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.  I AM LOVED, KEPT, AND BLESSED!

  • HIS PROVISION, PROMISES, AND PRESENCE (MY THREE Ps)

Continue to Trust in His Word – vv. 17-26

When you say in your heart – v. 17
  • When doubt creeps in. When we begin to listen to and believe the lies of the devil.
You shall not be afraid, but remember – vv. 18-22

All the examples that this generation would have heard from their parents. (the previous generation)

What God did (BECAUSE OF WHO GOD IS)

  • GOD ALWAYS WINS, BECAUSE HE HAS ALREADY WON
God will also give them over to you – v. 23

The God of the Bible is still God today!

  • Read the OT (reading backwards).  God is always faithful.
  • We do see people go through troubling times.  YET, we ALWAYS SEE GOD’S ultimate purpose accomplished. (Genesis.  The story of Joseph)

God always wins…because He has already won

CONCLUSION

1 Peter 2:9-12

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