Monday, January 4, 2010

The Commands of Christ

I've started a new blog project this year. I am trying to read through the Bible this year and I am committing to writing down all of the commands of Christ and listing them hear. Thus, if Jesus tells us to do something, I will write it down. I am going to stick, for now, with just the commands of Jesus. I've been inspired somewhat by Dallas Willard's book, The Great Omission which is helping me form a true picture of real discipleship. More thoughts on that book later.

First up, this is from Matthew 4 and 5.
4.17 - Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is near.
5.11-12 - When you are persecuted, rejoice and be glad.
5.16 - Since you are salt and light, let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise the Father.
5.19 - We need to practice and teach Jesus' commands.
5.22 - Do not be angry with your brother or insult him.
5.24-25 - If your brother has something against you, be reconciled to him, immediately.
5.29-48 - Deal severely with those things that tempt you to sin.
Do not get divorced (except for unfaithfulness).
Do not make false oaths, keep your word.
Do not resist an evil person.
Give to the one who asks, do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow.
Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you.
Be perfect!


Tufo said...

Great blog project idea. I look forward to seeing these come in.

billy v said...


Anonymous said...

My wife and I have been (somewhat slowly and spuriously) reading through "What Jesus Demands of the World" by Piper, which essentially is an attempt to do the same thing.

I also am trying to read through the Bible this year.

billy v said...

Thanks for the tip, Josh. I didn't know that. Probably won't pick it up until I'm done.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't! It would spoil all the fun! Like consulting a commentary before trying to figure out the text a while yourself.