Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Commands from Christ

I am trying to keep this strictly to the commands of Jesus as they universally apply to his followers. In the gospels, there is far more teaching and activity of Jesus than strictly his commands. This tells me that we can learn much about observing what Jesus does as well as following his commands. Maybe the next two projects will be the teaching of Jesus and then the actions of Jesus. but, back to his commands.

Matthew 12.50 - (After his family came to speak to him out of concern for him, he states) Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.
Matthew 16.24-25 - (The call to discipleship) If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
Matthew 17.5 - (This command came to Peter, James and John on the mountain, but I think it is good advice. It is actually a command from the Father, but it gives credence to this whole project) "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"

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