We Don’t Love Jesus If We Don’t Obey Jesus

Did Jesus emphasize obedience to His commands, or simply believing in Him and trusting that “faith alone” will be enough? The following words are all from the same discourse to His disciples. Notice how He ties love with obedience: “If ye love me, keep my commandments…He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him…If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.Read more

Body Members Out of Control

Christ is the Head of His body, His church (Col. 1:18). Christians are described as members of His body, such as hands, feet, etc. (1 Cor. 12:12-27). If we consider ourselves members of Christ’s body, are we doing what the Head of the body commands? What if your body members refused to do what your head (your brain) told them to do? 

  • What if, whenever you wanted to go somewhere, your feet always moved in the opposite direction of where you wanted to go?
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A Tremendous Lack of Love

When someone knows the Truth, but refuses to live in faithful obedience to God, that is a tremendous lack of love:

  • They don’t love God, or else they would remove the barrier of sin separating them from God (Isa. 59:2; Jer. 5:25; Acts 2:37-41; 22:16; Rom. 6:23; 1 Jn. 1:7).
  • They don’t love Jesus, or else they would obey Him to show their gratitude for His ultimate sacrifice (Lk. 6:46; 9:23; 17:11-18; Jn. 14:15, 21-24; 15:14; 2 Cor.
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