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October 2, 2016

thinking over feeling

32 commands of Christ

In John 14 we find one of the most significant verses for spiritual formation: “If you love me, keep my commands” (v. 15). To love Christ means keeping his commands—which entails knowing what it is he commands. Listed below is a sampling, 32 commands of Christ found in the Gospels. Learning these will help you in your journey to becoming more like Christ.
1. Repent (see Mt 4:17)
2. Rejoice when men revile and persecute you for Jesus’ sake (see Mt 5:11–12)
3. Let your light shine before men (see Mt 5:16)
4. Be reconciled to fellow believers (see Mt 5:23–25)
5. Do not lust (see Mt 5:28–30)
6. Do not swear falsely or break an oath (see Mt 5:37)
7. Do not take revenge on someone who has wronged you (see Mt 5:38–42)
8. Love and pray for your enemies (see Mt 5:44–46)
9. Grow to be like Jesus (see Mt 5:46–48)
10. Let your righteous behavior be seen by God and not done for others (see Mt 6:1–18)
11. Store up treasures in heaven by doing good works (see Mt 6:19–21)
12. Seek God’s kingdom before all things (see Mt 6:33)
13. Do not render negative evaluations of others (see Mt 7:1–3)
14. Use discernment when sharing the gospel (see Mt 7:6)
15. Petition God with the expectation that he’ll answer (see Mt 7:7–8)
16. Treat others as you want to be treated (see Mt 7:12)
17. Pray for gospel missions (see Mt 9:37–38)
18. Be shrewd, but pure of intention (see Mt 10:16)
19. Fear nothing but God (see Mt 10:28)
20. Honor your parents (see Mt 15:4)
21. Deny your self-interest and follow the will of Christ (see Lk 9:23–25)
22. Seek reconciliation with believers who have sinned against you (see Mt 18:15–17)
23. Forgive those who seek our forgiveness (see Mt 18:21–22)
24. Respect the permanency of marriage (see Mt 19:4–6)
25. Serve fellow believers (see Mt 20:26–28)
26. Give to the government what is due that authority (see Mt 22:19–21)
27. Love God with all your heart, soul and mind (see Mt 22:37–38)
28. Love your neighbor as yourself (see Mt 22:39–40)
29. Be ready for Christ’s return (see Mt 24:42–44)
30. Partake of the Lord’s Supper/communion (see Mt 26:26–28)
31. Be born again (see Jn 3:5–7)
32. Teach the gospel and make disciples (see Mt 28:19–20)

Well you know how much I love lists, so here is the best list because it’s straight from the lips of the Lord.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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