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In the Old Testament God gave the nation of Israel, through Moses, the Law  which they were to
obey.  There were blessings and curses, do's and don't, and it was very clear and straightforward.  
Since the time of Jesus we are under God's grace whereby we are no longer required to obey the
Law of Moses.  Therefore it is not clear to many Christians how God wants them to live since they
can be forgiven by simply confessing their sins to God and all one is required to do is "believe" in
what Jesus did for them to be saved.

But what does the Bible teach Christians about how they should live after they are saved?  Some
think they can keep sinning and simply ask God's forgiveness when they do.  Others say that "faith
without works is dead" and try to impress God with their good works.

I too struggled with this issue as it is not as clearly spelled out in the New Testament as it is in the
Mosaic Law.  So I decided to find out for myself and went through the New Testament and recorded
all the scriptures that dealt with how God says a Christian should live.  This page is the result of my
study and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.

Matthew 5: 14 - 16  You are the light of the world...let your light shine before men, that they may see
your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:22  Anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment... anyone who says,
‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
Matthew 5: 23-24  If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has
something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to
your brother; then come and offer your gift.  
Matthew 5: 25-26  Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while
you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge...and you may be thrown into
Matthew 5: 27-28  You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone
who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.  
Matthew 5:38  Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the
other also.
Matthew 5:41  If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
Matthew 5:44  Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Matthew 5:48  Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 6:1  Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you
do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Matthew 6:5-8  When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is
unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  Do not keep on
babbling like pagans, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Matthew 6:14-15  If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also
forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Matthew 6:17-18  When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be
obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who
sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew 6:19-20  Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy,
and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth
and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:24  No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you
will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 7:1  Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
Matthew 7:3-4  “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention
to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your
eye, ’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?
Matthew 7:6  Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may
trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew 7:7-8  Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be
opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who
knocks, the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:13-14  Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads
to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to
life, and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:15  Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they
are ferocious wolves.
Matthew 9:38  Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest field.
Matthew 10:32  Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my
Father in heaven.
Matthew 10: 37-38  Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me;
anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not
take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
Matthew 11: 28-30  Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take
my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for
your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 12:30  He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
Matthew 12:32  Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who
speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come
Matthew 12: 36-37  But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every
careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you
will be condemned.
Matthew 15:11  What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of
his mouth, that is what makes him unclean.
Matthew 16:19  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be
bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 16: 24-25  If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and
follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will
find it
Matthew 16:26  What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?
Matthew 18: 3-4  Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom
of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of
Matthew 18: 15-17  If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two
of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.  But if he will not listen, take one or
two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three
witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the
church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
Matthew 18:19-20  If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by
my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.
Matthew 18:21-22  How many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven
times... not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Matthew 19:24  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter
the kingdom of God.
Matthew 19:29  And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or
children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
Matthew 20:26  Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant
Matthew 21:22  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Matthew 22:37-40  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your
neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 28:19-20  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you
Mark 11:25  When you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your
Father in heaven may forgive you your sins
Luke 6:27-31  Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray
for those who mistreat you.  If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If
someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.  Give to everyone who asks you,
and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.  Do to others as you would have
them do to you.
Luke 6:35-36  Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get
anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High...  Be merciful,
just as your Father is merciful.
Luke 12:48  From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one
who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 14:11  For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be
John 3:17-18  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the
world through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe
stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and
only Son.
John 5:24  Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be
condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
John 6:28-29  What must we do to do the works God requires?  Jesus answered, “The work of God is
this: to believe in the one he has sent.
John 6:35  Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he
who believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:40  For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have
eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 8:34  I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
John 8:36  If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 9:31  We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his
John 12:25-26  The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world
will keep it for eternal life.  Whoever serves me must follow me. My Father will honor the one who
serves me.
John 13:16  No servant is greater than his master.
John 14:12  Anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater
things than these, because I am going to the Father.
John 14:15  If you love me, you will obey what I command.
John 15:4  No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit
unless you remain in me.
John 15:8  This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my
John 15:16  You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that
will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
John 20:23  If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not
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