Commands in Matthew

Jesus commands (not just suggests) us to make disciples by teaching them "to obey all the commands I have given you."


Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  Matthew 28:19-20


Before we can teach them we need to identify them because we can't teach and live them if we don't know them.  This is key because Jesus says that we show our love for him by obeying his commands.


Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.  John 14.21


So here's my effort.  I'll update the list as I read through the New Testament using 'The One Year New Testament for Busy Dads' (one page a day).


May I suggest you mark the commands by putting a 'C' next to them?  Then, ask yourself something like "How well am I doing this?"




Commands in the Gospel of Matthew

(Note, this is not a 'perfect' list.  I'm sure your list will be a little different.)


Matthew 3


Repent of your sins and turn to God - Matthew 3.2


Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. - Matthew 3.8


Matthew 4


People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God - Matthew 4.4


You must not test the Lord your God. - Matthew 4.7


You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.- Matthew 4.10


Repent of your sins and turn to God,- Matthew 4.17


Come, follow me - Matthew 4.19  Yes, this command is directed at just Peter and Andrew but it (comming to or following Jesus) is repeated many times in the gospels, so I included it here - Matthew 11:28-30, Luke 9:23

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