Review of The Commands of Jesus
“[We] read together the last days of the month. To us they are just the right length, in a language we understand. We felt “in tune” with you as you shared personally. The days were well-rounded – challenging, uplifting + encouraging. We really liked day 27 – the seriousness of rejection of God but His forgiveness when we repent. Rejection needs deep thinking about. Day 20 is a good day too. Warning – especially in these days. There is much fake news + conspiracy theories. We need to hear Truth. Only then will we be able to stand up for Jesus. The Commands of Jesus are sometimes – often – always – tough to obey but you empathize with our struggles. We felt you were on the journey with us – alongside us.” Jeff + Sue Robinson
Christians call Jesus Lord, and sing praises to him declaring he is King, yet how much time have we taken to understand what our King has commanded us to do? We say God is love, God is merciful, God is kind and indeed he is all these things, yet when reading the bible, we find many examples of God commanding his people, and Jesus continuing to do the same to his disciples.
Following on from 31 Days of Prayer, this 31 day study and devotional guide will help you to understand that the commands Jesus gives us to follow are not simply burdens and drudgery to obey, but a pathway to a more content life, one where we are brought closer to our heavenly father’s presence and will allow us to be better able to live our lives in peace and in good will with those around us.
Each day’s devotional begins with one of the passages from Jesus’ teaching. Stories from the author’s life are shared along with questions and quotes from relevant passages throughout the bible. Each command is discussed and examined to give insight into the relevance of Jesus’ commands to our lives today. The commands of Jesus are a challenge and a blessing and will give you a deeper understanding of Jesus’ call on your life.
Feedback from readers of 31 Days of Prayer:
“It was good to connect the commands of Jesus with everyday life. It spoke to me personally, with enough conviction to follow through on acting upon it. It brought focus to the words of Jesus and how relevant to life. I think it is extremely helpful to focus solely on the words of Jesus, It’s also relevant and challenging, just what believers need.” Alan Welsh
“I was immediately struck by the depth of spiritual understanding of God’s word. I had never seen the fact that we were actually asking for God’s will and provision BEFORE repentance! I went on to read a few days of the prayers and I became convicted and encouraged to go deeper. Every one I read had something thought provoking.” Gail van der Merwe
“It inspired me to pray more… I have and would recommend 31 Days of Prayer as this has been helpful and each day is different. It gives focus and insight to study further.” Grace Welsh
“It is a good tool to re-focus on your prayer life. It helped me to get back in to a daily routine. It was enjoyable, practical and easy to follow.” Tom Muir