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Worship Jesus?

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Submitted by jeffreyb (United States), Feb 17, 2006 at 16:19

'Do you worship Jesus Jeffrey? If you don't, you need to start...'


I 'follow' Jesus...


Matthew 10:38
and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Mark 8:34
And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Luke 9:23
And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.


I 'Worship' God...


Exodus 34:14
for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God,

Deuteronomy 8:19
And if you forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you this day that you shall surely perish.

Matthew 4:10
Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! for it is written, `You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'"

Luke 4:8
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, `You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'"

Revelation of John 22:9
but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brethren the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."

Revelation of John 19:10
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God." For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.


And if you want to talk 'golden rule'...


Matthew 22:35-40
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" 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. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."

Mark 12:28-31
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 first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, `Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; 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.' The second is this, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

Luke 10:25-28
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered right; do this, and you will live."


As commanded! ;)
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