Scriptural Teachings

“Jesus said to His disciples: “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in Heaven…”

-Matthew 7:21-27

“Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen me, you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.”

-John 6:35-40

“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.”

- Romans 12:2

“My food is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.”

- John 4:34

“BROTHERS AND SISTERS: As God is faithful, our word to you is not “yes” and “no.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not “yes” and “no,” but “yes” has been in him. For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him; therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory. But the one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anoited us is God; he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.”

- Corinthians 1:18-22

“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to accomplish His work.”

- John 4:34

“Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me; if any man’s will is to do his will he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.”

- John 7:16-17

“He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.”

- John 7:18

“Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus as the Father has taught me.” And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.”

- John 8:28-29

“[W]hoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

- Matthew 12:50

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.”

- Matthew 7:21

“And this is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”

- 1 John 5:14

“And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”

- 1 John 2:17

“I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.”

- John 5:30

” I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.”

- John 14:31

“Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God.”

- 1 Peter 4:1-2

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

- Romans 12:1-2

“[G]ive thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

- Hebrews 13: 20-21

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

- Matthew 6:10

“What do you think? A man has two sons; and he went to the first and said, ‘son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ And he answered, ‘I will not'; but after he repented and went. And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. Which of the two did the will of the father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.”

- Matthew 21:28-31

“And that servant who knew his master’s will, but did not make ready or act according to his will, shall receive a severe beating.”

- Luke 12:47

“We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshipper of God and does his will, God listens to him.”

- John 9:31

“Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

- Ephesians 5:17

“Ep’aphras who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always remembering you earnestly in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.”

- Colossians 4:12

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from immorality.”

- 1 Thessalonians 4:3

“And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their King; of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David, the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'”

- Acts 13:22

“And, so from the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

- Colossians 1: 9-10