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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.

How to Conquer Impure Thoughts

find victory in and through Christ Jesus
Many Christians are discouraged because they are unable to conquer impure habits. Impure habits are a by-product of impure thoughts, and only as the battle is won in the thought life will there be hope of victory over impure actions.

Living Within Your Income

a key to financial freedom
Learning to live within your income involves recognizing your true needs and practicing contentment when those needs are met. This discipline helps you avoid debt and allows you to share surplus resources with those in need.

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 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.

Components of an Honorable Heritage

imparting a true wealth
An honorable heritage is worth more than money. It has the potential to lay the foundation for future Godly generations. Investing in the following areas enhances the heritage you can leave behind.

Evidences of Self-Rejection

recognize your need to accept God’s design
All of us have unchangeable features that make us unique individuals. When these differences are pointed out, especially in insensitive or even malicious ways, the resulting concerns may cause varying degrees of self-rejection.

The following testimony was given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why did God let a bad thing happen?”

Learning to Value God’s Word Above Riches

a testimony from the 2009 National Bible Bee champion
$100,000! Really?!

From the width of a person’s smile, to the texture of his hair, to the length of his nose, many people struggle with accepting God’s design. God has created each of us with unique features. How should we respond to what we perceive as “defects”?

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