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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.

Basic Needs of Today’s Youth

equipping parents to love their teenagers
Many parents and their children, especially their teenagers, are angry, frustrated, confused, and hopeless. Youth often ask, “Why don’t you trust me?” Actually, the issue is not so much a lack of trust, but rather a lack of understanding.

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.

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.

Making Family Devotions a Reality

a father takes the responsibility to lead
For years I wanted to consistently lead my family in times in God’s Word, teaching my children Biblical truths and instilling in them a love for my heavenly Father.

How Fathers Can Protect Their Sons and Daughters

guard them from temptation
As a father, you are the spiritual leader and protector of your family. Your own obedience to God is a key factor in protecting your sons and daughters from evil.

Tips for Writing a Four-Part Testimony

guidelines to keep in mind as you share with others
Here are a few basic guidelines to keep in mind when writing your own four-part testimony. 1. Have the right motive. The motive of your life testimony should be to glorify God, not yourself or your experiences, and certainly not your past failures.

Home: A Worship Center

caring for the spiritual needs of your family
We often think of the home as a place in which basic needs are met, especially the physical needs of food, rest, and shelter. Your home can also be a place where your family’s foundational spiritual needs are met through devotional times, discussions, and other activities.

How to Write a Four-Part Testimony

communicating how God has worked in your life
No one else has had the unique set of experiences that God has given to you. However, many people have had similar experiences and will identify with your problems, because “there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man” (I Corinthians 10:13).

Ideas for Family Devotions

tailor devotional routines to meet your family’s needs
Many parents wonder what they should do during family devotional times. There are no simple answers, since endless options allow each family to customize their time together.

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