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Questions related to Command 2: Follow Me

49 Commands of Christ

words to live by
Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Keeping the commands of Jesus begins with recognizing what they are. Following is a collection of 49 of Jesus’ commands.

Hear God’s Voice

how does God speak?
People everywhere yearn to hear God’s voice. Is God speaking to us? Is it possible to hear His voice? Does God want us to hear His voice? How does God speak? How are we to listen?

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands
When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

From Darkness Into Light

deliverance from the deception of New Age thinking
On January 1, 1983, Marci and I posted our New Year’s resolutions on the wall. We had set goals in several areas of our lives: business, personal growth, family, etc.

Seven Basic Principles of Life

design, authority, responsibility, suffering, ownership, freedom, success
Just as there are universal laws that govern the world of nature, there are basic principles that govern our personal lives and relationships. These seven Biblical principles apply to every person, regardless of culture, background, religion, age, education, or social status.

A woman shares some of the benefits she experienced because God allowed her to suffer with the challenges of loneliness.

The Myth of the Perfect Family

overcoming the dangers of comparison
Do you ever feel the pressure of comparing your family with others and realizing that you do not measure up to what you see? We all have dreams of what our ideal family life would be.

Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ

treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus
When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.

The Secret to Spending Time Wisely

learning to value service to others
God’s gift of time is a treasure! As I grew up, my parents taught our family to recognize the value of time. My own experience has shown me how fulfilling it is to live in the fear of God and learn to trade the time He gives for that which will last for eternity in His kingdom.

Christ’s Example of Yielding Rights

learning from Jesus’ surrender to God
Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus Christ gives us a striking example of complete obedience and surrender to God.

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