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Dr. Charles Stanley

Obedience: The Test of Our Love, Part 1

March 8, 2018

Jesus said that if we loved Him, we would keep His commandments (John 14:15). He didn't say we would go to church, read the Bible, or do good deeds. We would obey Him. Our obedience is a direct reflection of our love for God.

Christ paid the price for our sins on the cross, so let us not take His great sacrifice for granted. Instead, let us commit to obeying Him at every opportunity.

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Many Christians want to obey God, but struggle to do so on a daily basis. When temptations, trials, and difficulties come their way, they don’t have the strong foundation that keeps them on track. But you can develop the strength to obey God by staying in close fellowship with Him, relying on the Holy Spirit, and trusting Him for your every need.
March 7, 2018
Our heavenly Father wants us to obey Him. Many of us probably have good intentions of obeying God, but we don't make it a priority. Learn to put His will first so that when an opportunity comes to choose the Lord’s way or to follow your own intuition, you’ll make the wise choice.
March 6, 2018
Our heavenly Father wants us to obey Him. Many of us probably have good intentions of obeying God, but we don't make it a priority. Learn to put His will first so that when an opportunity comes to choose the Lord’s way or to follow your own intuition, you’ll make the wise choice.
March 5, 2018
When things around you seem to be falling apart, do you have something solid to hold onto? First John 2:17 tells us that this world is passing away. But Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever—He never changes!
March 3, 2018
Have you ever imagined your tombstone? What epitaph do you want inscribed on it? "Rest in peace?" "Gone but not forgotten?" While those are kind sentiments, they say nothing about the impact your life left on the world. Whether carved in stone or simply engraved on people's hearts, don't you want to be remembered for your love? In this message, Dr. Stanley explains that love expressed through genuine, selfless service to others is the best legacy we can leave. Learn how to follow in King David's footsteps and serve the purposes of God.
March 2, 2018
If modern-day judges were asked to select the Old Testament character who best fit the title "Man After God's Own Heart," David would most likely not make the short list.  And yet God Himself bestowed that title upon a former shepherd boy who grew up to be a king and a warrior—not to mention a murderer and adulterer. Learn more about this paradox and the characteristics that made David a man after God's own heart. Take comfort in his story, because you don't have to be perfect to pursue God wholeheartedly.
March 1, 2018
"Don't just exist—go somewhere. Head upward. I believe God has made all of us to climb." —Charles F. Stanley Feeling stagnant? Need a fresh perspective? You won't find a new outlook by heading downhill; the best views are always at the top of the mountain. In this message, Dr. Stanley teaches that we, like David writes in Psalm 18, were made for the mountains: the call to come higher, experience more, and grow deeper inspires us to keep climbing even when the way is steep and harsh. Experience renewed energy to keep heading upward—you'll find God beside you every step of the way, placing your feet in high places.
February 28, 2018
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap" (Gal. 6:7).  In this message, Dr. Stanley examines King David’s life, delivering a sobering lesson about the consequences of our behavior. Just as it did for David, the principle of sowing and reaping still bears out in our lives today. Since God's ultimate goal is that we be conformed to the image of His Son Jesus, He will use even the most dire consequences to mold us into His likeness. Take care what you sow, but also trust God to use everything—even your failures—to reap a harvest of righteousness. 
February 27, 2018
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap" (Gal. 6:7).  In this message, Dr. Stanley examines King David’s life, delivering a sobering lesson about the consequences of our behavior. Just as it did for David, the principle of sowing and reaping still bears out in our lives today. Since God's ultimate goal is that we be conformed to the image of His Son Jesus, He will use even the most dire consequences to mold us into His likeness. Take care what you sow, but also trust God to use everything—even your failures—to reap a harvest of righteousness. 
February 26, 2018
When God presents a challenge, how do you respond? If by faith, to what level?   In this encouraging message, Dr. Stanley tells us that everyone has some form of faith, and that faith affects the way we live. A non-believer’s faith is self-directed, but a believer’s faith is God-directed. Dr. Stanley explains how we can progress from a level of little faith to one of great faith. As we make this journey, our Christian life will take on a stronger, more exciting purpose.
February 24, 2018
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Meaningful connections with other people aren’t just nice to have—they’re essential to mental, physical, and spiritual health. But every relationship has one common denominator: you. Spend the next seven days discovering what you can do to improve your relationships, with help from Scripture and the teachings of Charles F. Stanley.

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In Touch Ministries is the broadcast teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

About Dr. Charles Stanley

Dr. Charles Stanley

September 25, 1932 – April 18, 2023

Dr. Charles F. Stanley was the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta for more than fifty years. He was also the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote more than seventy books encouraging people to seek Jesus as their Savior and know Him as their wise and loving Lord. 

Known to audiences around the world through his wide-reaching TV and radio broadcasts, Stanley modeled his 65 years of ministry after the apostle Paul’s message in Acts 20:24: “Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love.”

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