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If you love me - a Christian perspective
How can Christians demonstrate their commitment to and love for God? It's simple: do what He commands us to do. Our obedience is the best possible demonstration of our love.

"Love me" in the Bible: John 14:15
When you love someone you're apt to do what they ask of you. Jesus says that loving him means obedience.

"Obedience is better than sacrifice" in the Bible: 1 Samuel 15:22
Saul was rejected as king because he failed to utterly destroy the Amalekites, instead choosing to keep the best of the best for himself and to sacrifice to God. But God didn't want his sacrifice, he wanted obedience.

Obedience in the Bible: Hebrews 13:17
This is another Bible passage that discusses how we are to relate to people put in authority over us. We're to obey and respect them (so long as doing so doesn't disobey God), and we are not to do anything to make their tasks more difficult than necessary.

Blessings in the Bible: Deuteronomy 28:1-14
God is here describing for the Israelites the blessings and benefits that would spring from obedience to His word. While the particulars of these blessings are different now than they were in Old Testament times, the fact remains that spiritual blessings from God are a natural result of obedience to Him.

CQOD—Maurice: children
F. D. Maurice on the perseverance of our status as children of God

CQOD—Spurgeon: the best soldiers
Spurgeon on the role of affliction in God's plans.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - All Accelerator, No Brakes - #8163
...sometimes I’m the runaway truck. You know, all accelerator and no brakes. And I don’t think I’m alone. It’s a problem with a lot of us fast-moving, make-it-happen people. We get going so fast that we lose our brakes.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Five Principles of Making Moral Decisions
It's important to know what the Bible says and the issues that it clearly settles. Today, there are so many choices you have to make that aren't covered by any list of rules. The Bible leaves us principles that cover every choice we make. They can be summarized into five principles that can equip you to make moral choices for the rest of your life. Sign up today for the 7-part email series

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Making Prayer Come to Life
Is prayer meaningful and exciting to you, or just a matter of repeating words? Prayer is often a word that doesn't come with very much excitement to some Christians. It's actually the most personal and important aspect of a Christian's life with Jesus Christ and the key that unlocks all the riches of life's most important relationship.