COMMANDMENTS OF JESUS
Compiled 15 April 2014
Jesus’ disciples leave their boat to follow Jesus and
become fishers of men,
Levi leaves a lucrative but sinful tax-collecting job to follow Jesus, Luke 5:27-31.
1) Fear the one who can both kill you and throw you into hell. Lk 12.5
2) Say, “God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.” Lk 18.13
3) Come, follow me. Mk 1.17, Lk 5.28
4) Turn and be forgiven. Mt 4.12
5) Enter through the narrow gate. Mt 7.13, Lk 13.24
6) Change and become like little children. Mt 18.2
cost, come after me, take up a cross, follow me.
1) Hunger and thirst after righteousness. Mt 5.6
2) Remove the plank from you own eye. Mt 7.5
3) Leave everything you have… be my disciple. Lk 14.33
4) Say, “We are worthless servants who have only done our duty.” Lk 17.10
5) Hate your life in this world. Jn 12.25
6) Turn back to me and do your first works. Rv 2.5, 16
7) Go back to what you heard and believed at first. Hold it firmly and turn to me. Rv 3.3, 11
John the Baptist calls on many to forsake their sins and be ready to receive the Messiah, Matthew 3:1-12.
A sinful tax collector repents with a short and simple prayer, Luke 18:9-14.
a notorious sinner, repents when Jesus shows him God’s grace,
1) Believe (the Father) really sent me. Jn 6.29, 11.42, 12.44
2) Believe in God; believe also in me. Jn 14.1
3) Believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me. Jn 14.10-11
8) Believe that I AM. Jn 8.24, 13.19
9) Believe in the Son of God. Mt 21.38, Jn 9.35
10) Believe in the Risen Christ. Jn 20.27, 29
Come to me …
believe in me … believe in (the Son).
12) Come to me, everyone who is weary and heavily laden. Mt 11.28
13) Put my yoke upon you and learn about me. Mt 11.29
14) Take up the cross and follow me. Mt 19.21, Mk 10.21, Lk 18.22, Jn 12.26
1) Be ready. Mt 24.44, Lk 12.15, 35, 37-38
2) Believe everything the prophets spoke. Lk 24.25
3) (Show) patient endurance. Mt10.22, Mk 13.13, Lk 21.19
4) Endure to the end. Mt 24.13
5) Lift your heads and look up. Lk 21.28
6) Hold tightly to what you have until I come. Rv 2.25
7) Say, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” Lk 13.15
A jailer hears his prisoners, Paul and Silas, sing about Jesus, believes and is saved along with his family, Acts 16:22-34.
A Roman centurion shows commendable faith in Jesus’ power to heal, Matthew 8:5-13.
Jesus forgives a paralytic’s sins and heals the man’s body, because of the faith of the man’s friends, Mark 2:1-12.
1) Be glad … jump for joy. Mt 5.12, Lk 6.23
2) Rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven. Lk 10.20
3) Celebrate and be glad. Lk 15.22
8) Say whatever is given to you at the moment. Lk 12.11
9) Abide in me … and I in you. Jn 15.4-5, 7
10) Be clothed with power from above. Lk 24.49
Listen to the
Spirit and understand what the Spirit says to the churches.
The risen Christ appears to his startled disciples and tells them to receive the Holy Spirit in order to forgive the sins of many, John 20:19-23.
3000 sinners repent and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit after hearing Peter proclaim that God raised Jesus from the dead, Acts 2:36-41.
Disciples of John the Baptist hear that the One whom John promised has come. They get baptized in Jesus’ Name and receive the Holy Spirit, Acts 19:1-7.
Philip baptizes an Ethiopian official in a desert, Acts 8:26-39.
John the Baptist baptizes a great number of repentant sinners, and Jesus sets an example by being baptized, Luke 3:1-22.
Jesus made more disciples than did John, and these baptised
The night Jesus was betrayed, he tells his disciples to remember his death by breaking bread and drinking the cup that “is the New Covenant in my blood”, Luke 22:7-20.
the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.”
2) Worship & serve the Lord. Lk 4.8, Mt 4.10
3) Worship God in spirit and in truth. Jn 4.24
4) First seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Mt 6.33, Lk 12.30
5) Do the will of my Father. Mt 7.21
6) Hear the Word of God and do it. Lk 8.8, 21
7) Be faithful in the smallest things. Lk 16.10, Lk 19.17
8) Love me, keep my commandments Jn 8.52, 14.15, 21, 23, 15.10, 14
1) “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Leviticus 19.18). Mt 22.39, Mk 12.31
2) Go learn: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” (Hosea 6.6) Mt 9.13, Mt 12.7
3) Do good on the Sabbath. Mk 3.5
4) “Exercise justice amongst the nations.” (Isa 42.2) Mt 12.18
5) Let your light shine before others … the good things you do. Mt 5.16
6) Be compassionate…. Be perfect. Mt 5.48 Lk 6.36
7) Treat other in the way you yourself would like to be treated. Mt 7.12
8) Judge not by the looks of things; judge rightly. Jn 7.24
9) Take the least important place, humble yourselves. Lk 14.9, 11, Lk 18.14
10) Show justice, mercy and faithfulness. Mt 23.23
1) Show mercy. Mt 5.7
2) Make peace. Mt 5.9
3) Go two miles. Mt 5.41
4) Try hard to reach a settlement. Mt 5.25, Lk 12.58
5) Allow him to slap the other cheek also. Mt 5.39
who curse you. Pray for those who abuse
7) Forgive those who offend you. Mt 6.14, Lk 6.37
1) Make it right with him. Then return and offer your gift. Mt 5.24
2) Be last of all and servant of all. Mk 9.35, Mt 20.27-28, Mk 10.44
3) Humble yourselves, take the last place. Mt 18.4, Lk 9.48, Mt 19.29, 20.16
4) Live at peach with each other. Mk 9.50
5) Go and tell him privately. Mt 18.15
6) Agree on earth. Mt 18.19
7) Gather in my name. Mt 18.20
8) Forgive … up to seventy times seven. Mt 18.22, 35, Lk 17.4
9) Standing to pray … forgive. Mt 11.25
10) Wash each other’s feet. Jn 13.15
Jesus tells a skeptical lawyer that two great commands sum up the Law and the Prophets, Matthew 22:35-40.
A sinful woman shows great love for Jesus, and receives forgiveness, Luke 7:36-50.
A Samaritan shows loving kindness to an injured man, Luke 10:25-37.
Jesus’ parable of sheep and goats shows that love must be practical, Matthew 25:31-46.
11) Pray. Mt 17.21, Mk 9.29
12) Pray to your Father in secret. Mt 6.5, 6, 9, .26, 28, Lk 12.27
13) Cry out to God day and night. Lk 18.7
14) Fast in secret. Mt 6.16, 17, 18
15) Ask, seek, knock. Mt 7.7, Lk 11.9
16) Pray to the Lord of the harvest that he will send out workers. Mt 9.38, Lk 10.2
17) Cry to Jesus … for mercy. Mt 20.31, Mk 10.47-48
18) Have faith, ask in prayer, truly believe. Mt 21.21, 22 Mk 11.24, Lk 17.6
19) Pray (for an escape). Mt 24.20, Mk 13.17
20) Watch, pray, be careful. Mk 14.38, Mk 13.35, Lk 21.34, 36, 25.13
God’s angel frees Peter from prison in response to believer’s prayers, Acts 12:1-17.
Peter and John heal a lame man, telling him in the name of Jesus to stand up, Acts 3:1-16.
Disciples praise God in one accord for Peter and John’s release from jail. The place is shaken; the Holy Spirit fills them, and they speak the Word with boldness, Acts 4:23-31.
Jesus explains how to pray by telling how a widow kept requesting justice, Luke 18:1-8.
A poor widow gives more to God than wealthy givers; Mark 12:41-44.
Jesus explains what it means to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to them, Matthew 25:14-30.
1) See the fields. They are already ripe for harvest. Jn 4.36
2) Go and make disciples of all peoples, teaching them to obey all that I commanded. Mt 28.18-19
3) Proclaim repentance and forgiveness of sins, in my name to all nations. Lk 24.47
4) Testify before (authorities) and the Gentiles. Mt 10.18, Lk 21.13
good news of the kingdom to all the world as a testimony to all peoples.
6) Tell people about me everywhere. Ac 1.8
7) Open their eyes. Ac 26.18
1) Go announce the kingdom of God. Lk 9.60
2) Acknowledge me before others. Mt 10.32, Lk 12.8
3) Remain in that home, eating whatever they provide for you. Lk 10.7
Heal the sick,
raise the dead, heal the lepers, and cast out demons, tell the Good News.
5) Invite, bring and compel the poor. Mt 22.9, Lk 14.12, 21, 23
6) Let the little children come to me, do not stop them. Mk 10.14
7) Feed my lambs. Guide and feed my sheep. Jn 21.15, 16, 18
Jesus, having shown his disciples what to do, sends them out to do it, Luke 10:1-20.
takes apprentices with him as he plants churches and prepares shepherds,