Love is often misunderstood…
So much so that some of us even run from it.

For True Disciples and Followers of Christ …
It’s Not an Option.


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John 13:34 (NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another.

As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

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“The Jesus Command”

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In both Soft Cover and E-book versions

A journey through the scriptures on a path of life changing inspiration.


“What is a Church?”

No matter the response, one thing will be certain. You will receive quite a few different answers. The building with the cross, the Body of Christ, or the multitude of all believers everywhere. The same holds true if you replace “Church” with “Disciple.” The answers will be different, with some falling void of the truth. We all have our perceptions, however well intended. The real answer, the only one that really carries any weight, and the one we all should seek an understanding for… is found in this broader question.

“How did Jesus use the term and what did He intend for us to understand about it?”

This was the starting point of our study, a study which took the words spoken by Jesus to those who could clearly be identified as His closest Disciples to try and form the answer.

The eleven men who comprised His inner circle were given a new command.
That Command…

“Love one another; as I have loved you…
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples…”
(John 13:34-35 NIV)

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Both simple and impossible to carry out under our own power.
Even when we give it our all, we still fall short.

 The key is in first being willing to love and then obedient to the pattern that Jesus first laid down. The New Testament is full of instruction of how we are to regard one another. Our study and discussions took these instructions as a guide. They form the pattern of our attempt to better understand this

“The Jesus Command”

and the qualities necessary for Christ following.

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God Is Love

According to John’s gospel, God Himself is love.

In this passage he also points out that it’s necessary to live in God if we are to live in love. John knew Christ personally and is referred to in scripture as… “that disciple whom Jesus loved.” John was there when Jesus gave the command. The command that raised the bar and forever engraved the standard of what true love… really is.

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The basic core of Discipleship must begin with a devotion toward an understanding of what godly love is, and a willing effort to display that love to others. This book and the discussions contained within, uses that premise as the viewpoint from which to look at both the scriptures, and the actions being taken in the effort to obey them. It should not be that difficult to see why His commandment…

“The Jesus Command”

Was to love one another as He had loved us.
Nor should it be so hard to understand why in doing so…
The world would know that we are His Disciples.

Explore the impact of Christ’s words…
The implications they had for the men who were closest to Him.
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“The Jesus Command”

Uses the life of Christ and the inspiration of those closest to Him, to unravel the meaning of Discipleship. Beginning at the threshold of love, the book is a serious exploration and look at what it is to love as Jesus did, as He loved us.

Matthew Milam II (Matt.), in his role as minister, teaches Bible Study, and serves as a Deacon on the Pastoral Staff of South Side Gospel Church, located in Chicago’s Woodlawn Community. The outreach he founded, The Hands Of God Ministries, helps those in need. Having lived life from both sides of the fence, he is no stranger to the need for, as well as the benefits of… loving your neighbor.

The proceeds from the sale of this book, 100% of them,
go to Ministry to assist the Homeless and Poor.
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