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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.

From Ashes to Beauty

how God is transforming a marriage and family
Did you know there is a gift more costly than platinum and diamonds, and yet everyone can afford to give it? In time, it will cost the giver far more if it is not given. This gift makes us rich in relationships and causes us to feel deeply loved.

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.

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.

A Father’s Impact on Future Generations

building the foundations of Godly generations
Fathers play an essential role in teaching their children how to respond to life. A Godly man will seek to build a firm foundation for his children’s lives and faith.

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.

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?”

Becoming an “Energy-Giver”

sharing God’s endless love with others
An energy-giver is someone who loves God with all of his heart and therefore turns to love his neighbor as he loves himself.

Accepting God’s Assignments

finding success through surrender
Not long after reaching high-school age, I began to dread the questions my relatives, friends, and acquaintances frequently asked. “So, what are you going to do after graduation? What do you want to major in? What are your plans?”

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