Friday Focus

August 16, 2019

“What Does God Require?”

I remember as a little kid going to Elitch Gardens, an amusement park in Denver, hoping I would finally meet the height requirements to ride Mr. Twister, one of the fastest roller coasters of the day.  I also remember my first CMU English class and the day my professor handed out his syllabus.  It was filled with requirements that had to be met in order to pass his class.  Anyone who’s interviewed for a job knows you eventually get to the question, “What are the requirements for this position?”

But how many people stop to ask, “What does God require of me?” In Deuteronomy 10:12, God answers that question.

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.

Can you identify the four things God requires of those who belong to Him?  Obviously, these requirements aren’t actions we take to be saved but are, instead, actions we take as a result of being saved.  Meeting these four requirements is a matter of obediently living for God in light of all He’s done for us.

I hope you can be with us on Sunday as we unpack this thought and answer the question – What Does God Require of You?

See you Sunday,

pastor jamie

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