The Commands of Jesus

I have been reading the gospels in chronological order. This time as I read I tried to note all the commands of Jesus that apply to us. So I didn’t include those like – go and wash your eyes. I tried to only list one when it is duplicated elsewhere. This is not a complete list but the one I compiled as reading. They are in the order as they appeared in the chronology of the gospels. All passages are from the NLT.

I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3)

Repent of your sins and believe the Good News! (Mark 1:15)

Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16)

If you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment (Matthew 5:22)

Leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God (Matthew 5:24)

Anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Matthew 5:28)

A man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also commits adultery. (Matthew 5:28)

Do not make any vows Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t. (Matthew 5:34)

Do not resist an evil person! (Matthew 5:39)

Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:44)

Do to others as you would like them to do to you. (Luke 6:31)

Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. (Luke 6:35)

You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. (Luke 6:36)

Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others Give your gifts in private (Matthew 6:1)

When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private (Matthew 6:6)

Don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. (Matthew 6:7)

Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.  And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.  But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:9-15)

When you fast, don’t make it obvious (Matthew 6:16)

Don’t store up treasures here on earth Store your treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19)

Do not to worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear (Matthew 6:25)

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:33)

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. (Matthew 7:1)

Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. (Luke 6:37)

Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

Give, and you will receive. (Luke 6:38)

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds (Matthew 7:7-8)

Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. (Matthew 7:12)

Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. (Matthew 7:15)

The harvest is great, but the workers are few.  So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. (Luke 10:2)

Give as freely as you have received! (Matthew 10:8)

Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)

If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector. (Matthew 18:15-17)

All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone (John 8:7)

Go and sin no more. (John 8:11)

Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light. (Luke 11:35)

Guard against every kind of greed. (Luke 12:15)

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.  (Luke 12:31)

Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven (Luke 12:33)

When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward.  Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.  Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you. (Luke 14:12-14)

If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison — your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters — yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.  (Luke 14:26)

But don’t begin until you count the cost. (Luke 14:28)

Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. (Matthew 20:26)

Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity. (John 12:25)

But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too. (Mark 11:25)

“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.  And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Mark 12:29-31)

Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. (John 13:35)

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. (Matthew 28:19-20)


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