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Jesus keeps his Father’s commandments and abides in his Father’s love

“I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” (John 15:10b)

Jesus keeps his Father’s commandments so that the world will know Jesus loves his Father

“I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.” (John 14:31)

Jesus’ new commandment: Love one another as you are loved by Jesus

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34) “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) “And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.” (1 John 3:23) “And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.” (2 John 1:5)

If you love Jesus you will keep Jesus’ commandments

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)

Whoever keeps Jesus’ commandments loves Jesus and is loved by the Father

“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21)

If you keep Jesus’ commandments you will abide in Jesus’ love

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love. . .” (John 15:10a)

If you do what Jesus commands you will be his friend and will love one another

“You are my friends if you do what I command you. . . . These things I command you, so that you will love one another.” (John 15:14, 17)

If you love God you must also love your brother

“And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 4:21)

We know we love God’s children when we love God and obey his commandments

“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.” (1 John 5:2)

The love of God entails keeping his non-burdensome commandments

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. (1 John 5:3)

Love entails walking in and according to his commandments

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. (2 John 1:6)

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