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New Testament scriptures on the importance of obedience to God


      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. 

      John 14:20-21    "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 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. 

   Apr 1996

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