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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.

Structures of Authority

order in the home, church, workplace, and government
Recognizing and obeying the one in charge brings security and order to a group. Each person looks to the leader for direction and accountability, and he or she provides guidance for working through questions or problems that arise.

The Blessings of Obedience

rewards for those who submit to authority
God promises rewards to those who submit to authority. The following Bible verses reveal that this concept affects many aspects of life.

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.

How to Conquer Sinful Habits

seven steps to victory
Is it actually possible to conquer destructive habits? Yes, because “with God, nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). Through the provision of God’s grace, you can take positive steps of action to experience victory over sinful habits.

Apply God’s Word to Your Life

the most challenging and critical step of meditation
As you meditate on a passage of Scripture, ideas about how you can apply its truth will come to your mind. Write them down!

Keys to Avoiding Rebellion

tips for parents
When teens are asked about changes they would like to see in their parents’ lives, their wishes often fall into three basic categories. They wish their parents (especially their fathers) would (1) admit when they are wrong, (2) control their tempers, and (3) keep their promises.

It is important to distinguish between an authority’s position under God and his human personality. We are to reverence his position, even though at the same time we may be very aware of his personal weaknesses and failures.

Christian children, wives, citizens, and employees are not excused from obedience because their authority figures are not believers. We should do that which our authorities require of us as long as it is within the boundary of God’s Word.

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