11 – Our Relationship with God

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The commands of Jesus regarding our relationship with God.

Read each of these verses* and make notes** for yourself.

– Are the commands of Jesus regarding our relationship with God optional on a Follower-of-Jesus?

– Are you obeying the commands of Jesus regarding our relationship with God?

– And if not, what help do you need on order to start obeying these commands?

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'”

Matthew 4:10

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'”

Matthew 5:33-37

33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 

34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 

35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 

36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 

37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Matthew 12:32

And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Matthew 22:34-38

34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.

35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 

37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 

38 This is the great and first commandment.

Matthew 26:26-29

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 

27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 

28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 

29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Mark 12:28-30

28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 

29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 

30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Mark 14:22-25

22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 

23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 

24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 

25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Luke 22:14-23

14 And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 

15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 

16 For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 

17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 

18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 

19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 

20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. 

21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 

22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 

23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

John 2:16

And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”

John 4:24

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 12:44-45

44 And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 

45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me.

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*Scripture Verses – Our Relationship with God English Standard Version

**Sample Notes – Our Relationship with God

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