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Questions related to Command 18: Do Unto Others

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.

Friendship

understanding four levels of friendship
Friendships are important to God because of the tremendous influence they hold over our lives. We often make many decisions based on the counsel of friends, and through friendship, we can significantly impact the lives of others.

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection
When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

The Importance of Confession

openness and brokenness in marriage
The enemy will do all he can to keep us from being open with our spouse about our sexual failures. Satan will convince us that confessing them will only bring hurt and confusion, that God has already forgiven us, and that it’s a sin of the past that has been dealt with.

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

Winning the War Against Lust

summoning reinforcements for individual “battles”
Accountability is more than going to a brother or sister in the Lord and confessing failure. Accountability is going to them in the middle of a battle, before we’ve fallen, and asking for their help.

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.

Maintain a Family Focus

investing time and love in your family
Having a family focus begins with a decision to meet the needs within the family and to build healthy relationships between the family members.

Take Responsibility for Moral Failure

rebuilding a marriage damaged by hidden moral failure
When you come clean with your wife by confessing moral failures, you will have a feeling of euphoria. It will seem as though hundreds of bricks have been taken off of your shoulders. You will even feel free physically, because hiding your sin affects your entire body, soul, and spirit.

Hospitality

the value of opening your home to others
Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Your family really has the gift of hospitality”? I used to see hospitality as a gift or calling that others had, but that I did not. For years I saw my home as my castle—a place for seclusion and relaxation.

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