Some godless people have sneaked in among us and are saying, "God treats us much better than we deserve, and so it is all right to be immoral." They even deny that we must obey Jesus Christ as our only Master and Lord. But long ago the Scriptures warned that these godless people were doomed.

(Jude 1:4 CEV)


Obey Everything I Have Commanded

This is a collection of passages from the New Testament. I compiled these verses in hopes of creating a simple straight forward guide on following Jesus.

To make this guide, I went through the New Testament and looked for similar ideals expressed by Paul, James, Peter, Jude, and John. Then I did a search with E-Sword using 12 different Bible versions looking for passages that expressed those repeated concepts. The passages on this page were chosen for their clarity and brevity.

An Introduction

Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

(John 8:12 MKJV)

The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I, too, will love him and reveal myself to him."

(John 14:21 ISV)

We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know that we belong to him. If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ.

(1John 2:5-6 CEV)

Our love for each other proves that we have gone from death to life. But if you don't love each other, you are still under the power of death. If you hate each other, you are murderers, and we know that murderers do not have eternal life.

(1John 3:14-15 CEV)


Tips on following Jesus

But someone will say, "One person has faith, another has actions." My answer is, "Show me how anyone can have faith without actions. I will show you my faith by my actions."

(James 2:18 GNB)

Everyone who sins breaks God's law, because sin is the same as breaking God's law.

(1John 3:4 GNB)

If we say that we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn't in our hearts. But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away. If we say that we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and his message isn't in our hearts

(1John 1:8-10 CEV)

"No servant can be the slave of two masters; such a slave will hate one and love the other or will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

(Luke 16:13 GNB)

He who says he is in the light and hates his brother is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no offense in him.

(1John 2:9-10 MKJV)

Our foolish pride comes from this world, and so do our selfish desires and our desire to have everything we see. None of this comes from the Father.

(1John 2:16 CEV)

Our desires fight against God, because they do not and cannot obey God's laws.

(Romans 8:7 CEV)

Speak and act as people who will be judged by the law that sets us free. For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgment.

(James 2:12-13 GNB)


How It Works

Anyone who keeps on sinning belongs to the devil. He has sinned from the beginning, but the Son of God came to destroy all that he has done. God's children cannot keep on being sinful. His life-giving power lives in them and makes them his children, so that they cannot keep on sinning.

(1John 3:8-9 CEV)

The Holy Spirit will give you life that comes from Christ Jesus and will set you free from sin and death. The Law of Moses cannot do this, because our selfish desires make the Law weak. But God set you free when he sent his own Son to be like us sinners and to be a sacrifice for our sin. God used Christ's body to condemn sin. He did this, so that we would do what the Law commands by obeying the Spirit instead of our own desires.

(Romans 8:2-4 CEV)

Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all. For the same one who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not commit murder." Even if you do not commit adultery, you have become a lawbreaker if you commit murder.

(James 2:10-11 CEV)

So that the law is become our tutor to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now faith that is come, we are no longer under a tutor.

(Gal 3:24-5 ASV)

God has given us his Spirit. That is how we know that we are one with him, just as he is one with us.

(1John 4:13 CEV)


A Conclusion

Every child of God can defeat the world, and our faith is what gives us this victory.

(1John 5:4 CEV)

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No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is truly in our hearts.

(1John 4:12 CEV)