Jesus Changes People

Keeping His Commands

August 15, 2022 Mountainview Christian Church Season 1 Episode 33
Jesus Changes People
Keeping His Commands
Show Notes

In terms of following Jesus, obedience isn’t optional. “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” For each of us, the real test is whether we will be obedient even when doing so is difficult or runs against our nature. In asking for our obedience, Jesus isn’t asking for something he is unwilling to do himself: “I love the Father and I do exactly what my Father has commanded me” (v. 31). But the obedience Jesus requires isn’t accomplished through our own willpower, but through the Holy Spirit’s power. Jesus didn’t leave us as orphans – he lives in us through the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us what it means to be obedient. 

Passage: John 14:15-31