Much like the Ten Commandments, Jesus gave us these seven commands in the Gospel in which we don't have room to push them to the side. They are very important and crucial to the way we live as Christians. When Jesus gives His commands to us He doesn't expect us to try and find a way around them. Jesus tells us to do them.
Jesus said "If you love me, you will keep my commandments" (John 14:15). Our love for Him is reflected in our obedience to Him. If you love Jesus then you will try your hardest to obey His commands. Obedience in God tells us if we truly love Jesus or not.
In these seven commandments we will prove our love for Jesus by following and teaching others to do the same. There are more than seven commandments that are found in the Bible. more >>
A judge in Oklahoma ruled that a Ten Commandments display erected on the grounds of the state's capitol building is constitutional and may remain at the public location.
In his decision, Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince wrote that the Ten Commandments display was one of many present on the Capitol grounds, each having their own blend of historical and spiritual significance.
"Many of these monuments and plaques depict both the secular and spiritual history of Oklahoma," wrote Prince, who noted that multiple images of Native American spiritual imagery exists in the various monuments. more >>
Steve Green, president of the Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby, says his company could have never succeeded without divine intervention, declaring that the national retail craft store belongs to God.
Speaking before the city of Owasso's 11th annual Character Council luncheon on Monday, Green explained how back in the 1980s the Greens struggled to make a successful business.
"Our dad did not know how we were going to pay the bills. … He couldn't see it. He couldn't figure it out," said Green before hundreds gathered at the Tulsa Tech Owasso Conference Center. more >>
Sadie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" has opened up about more than just her dance routines since joining season 19 of "Dancing with the Stars" this year.
The A&E reality television star made her debut on "DWTS" on Sept. 15 and revealed coping mechanisms for nervousness and the pressure to perform on the dance floor.
"Honestly, I prayed all day," the 17-year-old model explained, according to ABC. "All day I had friends and Scripture's encouragement that helped so much to calm me down. And really I just found my own confidence in myself. I'm not dancing for the 15 million people watching but just doing it for me, and [I] hope they like it." more >>
Pastor Perry Noble admitted that he withheld from giving his tithes to the church for nine years until he understood the meaning of Malachi 3:10, the biblical verse that commands Christians to tithe.
Noble took to his blog Sunday to admit that not giving his tithes caused him financial instability but explained that his future changed when he began trusting God with his money and began being generous.
"I did not tithe for the first nine years I followed Jesus…and I was always broke. I began to tithe in 1999 and the Lord has always provided what I need, when I need it," said Noble. more >>
David Payne is touring the United States with a one-man show inspired by the life and writings of C.S. Lewis this year.
Payne is a businessman-turned-actor who first read Lewis shortly after becoming a Christian in his 20s. However, an unexpected career path that saw many failures and even bankruptcy eventually led him back to the iconic author. Ahead of his performance in "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" in New York, Payne spoke with The Christian Post about how he landed what turned out to be a career role as Lewis.
"After I lost everything, I prayed for my vision to not be taken away," the actor said of his failed business ventures. "I prayed: 'When this is over, let me see what is worth going for. Give me a passion for being and embracing life. Help me aim for something that can be achieved, and can be achieved because of what we learned.'" more >>