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On Obedience in Following Jesus' Teachings



   Matthew 7:21   Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, 
   shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the 
   will of my Father which is in heaven.

   Matthew 7:24-27    "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of 
   Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built 
   his house on the rock: {25} "and the rain descended, the floods 
   came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not 
   fall, for it was founded on the rock. {26} "But everyone who 
   hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like 
   a foolish man who built his house on the sand: {27} "and the 
   rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on 
   that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."

   Matthew 12:50   For whosoever shall do the will of my Father 
   which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and 
   mother. 

   Matthew 28:19-20    "Go therefore and make disciples of all the 
   nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the 
   Son and of the Holy Spirit, {20} "teaching them to observe all 
   things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, 
   even to the end of the age." Amen.

   Luke 6:46   And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the 
   things which I say? 

   Luke 11:28   But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that 
   hear the word of God, and keep it.

   John 8:31-32   "If you abide in my word, you are my disciples 
   indeed. (32) "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall 
   make you free." 

   John 8:51    "Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My 
   word he shall never see death." 

   John 10:27-28    "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and 
   they follow Me. {28} "And I give them eternal life, and they 
   shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My 
   hand. 

   John 10:3-5    "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear 
   his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them 
   out. {4} "And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before 
   them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. {5} 
   "Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee 
   from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." 

   John 12:25-26    "He who loves his life will lose it, and he 
   who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 
   {26} "If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, 
   there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My 
   Father will honor. 

   John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I 
   will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, 
   that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, 
   whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him 
   nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and 
   will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come 
   to you. 19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me 
   no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live 
   also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, 
   and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments 
   and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me 
   will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest 
   Myself to him.”

   John 14:23-24    Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone 
   loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, 
   and We will come to him and make Our home with him. {24} "He 
   who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which 
   you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me. 

   John 15    "I am the true vine, and My Father is the 
   vinedresser. {2} "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit 
   He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, 
   that it may bear more fruit. {3} "You are already clean because 
   of the word which I have spoken to you. {4} "Abide in Me, and I 
   in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it 
   abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 
   {5} "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, 
   and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do 
   nothing. {6} "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as 
   a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them 
   into the fire, and they are burned. {7} "If you abide in Me, 
   and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it 
   shall be done for you. {8} "By this My Father is glorified, 
   that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. {9} "As 
   the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 
   {10} "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, 
   just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His 
   love. {11} "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may 
   remain in you, and that your joy may be full. {12} "This is My 
   commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 
   {13} "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's 
   life for his friends. {14} "You are My friends if you do 
   whatever I command you. {15} "No longer do I call you servants, 
   for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I 
   have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My 
   Father I have made known to you. {16} "You did not choose Me, 
   but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear 
   fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask 
   the Father in My name He may give you. {17} "These things I 
   command you, that you love one another. {18} "If the world 
   hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. {19} 
   "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet 
   because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the 
   world, therefore the world hates you. {20} "Remember the word 
   that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' 
   If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they 
   kept My word, they will keep yours also. {21} "But all these 
   things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do 
   not know Him who sent Me. {22} "If I had not come and spoken to 
   them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for 
   their sin. {23} "He who hates Me hates My Father also. {24} "If 
   I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they 
   would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both 
   Me and My Father. {25} "But this happened that the word might 
   be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me 
   without a cause.' {26} "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall 
   send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds 
   from the Father, He will testify of Me. {27} "And you also will 
   bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.    


   Ephesians 2:10   For we are his workmanship, created in Christ 
   Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we 
   should walk in them. 

   James 1:22-27    But be doers of the word, and not hearers 
   only, deceiving yourselves. {23} For if anyone is a hearer of 
   the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural 
   face in a mirror; {24} for he observes himself, goes away, and 
   immediately forgets what kind of man he was. {25} But he who 
   looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and 
   is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will 
   be blessed in what he does. {26} If anyone among you thinks he 
   is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his 
   own heart, this one's religion is useless. {27} Pure and 
   undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit 
   orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself 
   unspotted from the world. 

   James 2:14-26    What does it profit, my brethren, if someone 
   says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 
   {15} If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily 
   food, {16} and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be 
   warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which 
   are needed for the body, what does it profit? {17} Thus also 
   faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. {18} But 
   someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me 
   your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by 
   my works. {19} You believe that there is one God. You do well. 
   Even the demons believe; and tremble! {20} But do you want to 
   know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? {21} Was 
   not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac 
   his son on the altar? {22} Do you see that faith was working 
   together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 
   {23} And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham 
   believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." 
   And he was called the friend of God. {24} You see then that a 
   man is justified by works, and not by faith only. {25} 
   Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when 
   she received the messengers and sent them out another way? {26} 
   For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without 
   works is dead also. 

   1 Pet 1:13-19   Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be 
   sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be 
   brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; {14} as 
   obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former 
   lusts, as in your ignorance; {15} but as He who called you is 
   holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, {16} because it is 
   written, "Be holy, for I am holy." {17} And if you call on the 
   Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's 
   work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here 
   in fear; {18} knowing that you were not redeemed with 
   corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless 
   conduct received by tradition from your fathers, {19} but with 
   the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and 
   without spot. 

   1 John 1:5-10    This is the message which we have heard from 
   Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no 
   darkness at all. {6} If we say that we have fellowship with 
   Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the 
   truth. {7} But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, 
   we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus 
   Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. {8} If we say that we 
   have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 
   {9} If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive 
   us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. {10} If 
   we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His 
   word is not in us. 

   1 John 2:3-6    Now by this we know that we know Him, if we 
   keep His commandments. {4} He who says, "I know Him," and does 
   not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in 
   him. {5} But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is 
   perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. {6} He 
   who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He 
   walked. 

   1 John 2:17   And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: 
   but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 

   1 John 3:22-23    And whatever we ask we receive from Him, 
   because we keep His commandments and do those things that are 
   pleasing in His sight. {23} And this is His commandment: that 
   we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love 
   one another, as He gave us commandment. {24} And he who keeps 
   his commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we 
   know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 

   1 John 5:2   By this we know that we love the children of God, 
   when we love God, and keep his commandments. {3} For this is 
   the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his 
   commandments are not grievous. 

   2 John 1:6   And this is love, that we walk after his 
   commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard 
   from the beginning, ye should walk in it. 

   2 John 1:9   Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the 
   doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the 
   doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 

   Revelation 12:17   And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and 
   went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the 
   commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. 

   Revelation 22:14   Blessed are they that do his commandments, 
   that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in 
   through the gates into the city. 



   Mar 2002




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