Thursday, June 07, 2018

Disciples Keep Christ’s Commandments

When Jesus first called Simon Peter and his brother Andrew into His service, His command to them was, “Follow me.” In time, those who came behind or followed Jesus became known as His “disciples,” “students,” or “followers.” Throughout His ministry, Jesus made it clear to His listeners that being His disciples was not simply about receiving an education or even adhering to a set of ethical principles or stipulations. To be a disciple of Jesus meant to recognize Him for who He really was—the incarnate Son of God, the long-awaited Messiah—and therefore to reorient one’s life so that it conformed to the standards of His heavenly kingdom.

In John 14:15, Jesus put this truth plainly to His disciples like this: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” That may seem like a simple, even simplistic, statement, but if we look at it closely, we realize that it teaches us much about what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus. Read More

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