Resources on Obedience

Why does God give us rules?
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 29, 2019

When I was a child, we had a plot of land right behind our house that we turned into a baseball field. All the neighborhood kids would play there every afternoon before dinner. But one day, the electric company came in and turned part of that piece of land into a power relay station.

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The big blessings of small obedience
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 6, 2019

I was reading awhile back about a man who worked for a bank in a large city. On the ground floor of this bank building, there was a cafeteria. Day after day, this man would get a two-cent pat of butter and hide it under his roll so that he wouldn’t have to pay for it when he got through the line.

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Are you robbing God? 2019
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 25, 2019

Today I simply want to ask the question, are you a giver or a taker? And I want you to think about that question in terms of your relationship with people and your relationship with God.

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Start saying yes to God!
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 18, 2019

The book of Nehemiah contains the longest recorded prayer in the Bible. In that prayer, we see what kind of God we serve and how his people responded.

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Why did God give us commandments?
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 9, 2019

We live in a world today that’s been captured by the theory of relativism, the theory or idea that says you can’t firmly or finally say what is right or wrong. So the very idea of a rule or a “commandment” flies in the face of what most people in our world today believe.

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Start Saying Yes To God!
By Dr. Jack Graham | April 5, 2016

“Nevertheless in your great mercies you did not make an end of them or forsake them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.” 

—Nehemiah 9:31

The book of Nehemiah contains the longest recorded prayer in the Bible. In that prayer, we see what kind of God we serve and how his people responded.

Nehemiah 9:16 says, “But they and our fathers acted presumptuously and stiffened their necks and did not obey your commandments.”

Isn’t that amazing? They had a God who had given them so much… a faithful, loving, merciful, forgiving, and patient God. You would expect that the people responded in obedience to Him. But rather, the children of Israel ran off to serve other gods!

But, you know, this really is a picture of all of us. Because in spite of God’s love and manifold mercies, we all have rebelled and broken His commandments.

Every one of us has a personal history. And when you look at your past before Christ, and maybe even after you came to Christ, you may wonder, “How can God love and care about me when my life is checkered with failure, sin, and rebellion?”

God has every right to toss you and me aside and say, “That’s it! No more rebellion! I’m finished with you!”

But in his mercy, God keeps on offering his love and forgiveness. He hasn’t forsaken you. Even when you have not been faithful, he remains faithful!

God offers you complete forgiveness today, if only you will come to Him in brokenness and humility, and simply ask Him. 



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