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Is this how you lay down your life for Jesus? One from column A and two from column B?

Menu CoverPeter said to Jesus, “I will lay down my life for You.”  Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” John 13:37-38

Is this the way you abide in the Spirit?

We know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. John 15:1-11

Is this the way you’ve become a living sacrifice?

Brothers and sisters, in view of all we have shared about God’s compassion, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices dedicated to God; this is your acceptable worship to Him. Romans 12:1

We are the temple of the living God within us. Just as God said, “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God and they will be my people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16 (Leviticus 26:12)

The commands of God handed down first through Moses then through Jesus are not written on an á la carte menu from which are to we pick and choose our favorite and discard the items we don’t like. They are all vital in our mission to exemplify God’s character and show Him to the world.

People can no longer see Jesus as He appeared in the first century. They can only see Him in us. The only way we embody Him is to follow His commands.

If you love me, you will obey my commands. (John 14:15)