Balancing Love, Repentance, & Obedience (John 14:15, Matthew 7:21-23, John 1:7, Romans 2:4, Romans 1:16, Romans 11:29, 2 Timothy 2:25, Romans 12:1, 2 Peter 2:7-8)

Michael O'Brien, February 26, 2012
Part of the John series, preached at a Sunday Morning service



John 14:15 (Listen)

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.


Matthew 7:21–23 (Listen)

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’


John 1:7 (Listen)

He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.


Romans 2:4 (Listen)

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?


Romans 1:16 (Listen)

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.


Romans 11:29 (Listen)

29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.


2 Timothy 2:25 (Listen)

25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,


Romans 12:1 (Listen)

12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.


2 Peter 2:7–8 (Listen)

and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard);


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