Seven Commands of Christ
Prayer & Meditation
Repent and Believe; Baptize New Believers; Pray and Meditate on God’s Word; Love God, your Neighbor and Your Enemy; Partake of the Lord’s Supper; Give Joyfully; Make Disciples for Jesus Christ
Pray and Meditate
- Jeremiah 31:3 Long ago the Lord said to Israel:“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
- Psalm 126:5 Those who plant in tearswill harvest with shouts of joy.6 They weep as they go to plant their seed,but they sing as they return with the harvest.
- 2 Peter 3:18 Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
MEDITATION – Fill Your Heart With God’s Word
Psalm 1:1 Oh, the joys of those who do notfollow the advice of the wicked,or stand around with sinners,or join in with mockers.2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,meditating on it day and night.3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,bearing fruit each season.Their leaves never wither,and they prosper in all they do.
Psalm 119:15 I will study your commandmentsand reflect on your ways.16 I will delight in your decreesand not forget your word.
Joshua 1:8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
MEDITATION – Fill Your Heart With God’s Word (EXAMPLE)
Luke 11:24-26 “When a corrupting spirit is expelled from someone, it drifts along through the desert looking for an oasis, some unsuspecting soul it can bedevil. When it doesn’t find anyone, it says, ‘I’ll go back to my old haunt.’ On return, it finds the person swept and dusted, but vacant. It then runs out and rounds up seven other spirits dirtier than itself and they all move in, whooping it up. That person ends up far worse than if he’d never gotten cleaned up in the first place.” (msg)
JESUS VS satan
Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. 3 During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone,but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
· Tempted = Testing of character, integrity and virtue
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, 6 and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect you.
And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’” 7 Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’”
· The enemy tempts pride using scripture..
· Jesus responded with the Word (Duet 6:16)
8 Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.” 10 “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your Godand serve only him.’” 11 Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.
· The enemy tempts through offering an easier way
· Jesus responds with His fathers Word (Duet 6:13)
Psalm 119:11I have hidden your word in my heart,that I might not sin against you.