Jesus Commands Us to Make Disciples
Part 2: 52 Commands
In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), Jesus tells us to make disciples… teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…”
http://iblp.org/questions/what-are-commands-christ shows us 49 of Christ’s commands.
I would add #’s 50, 51, and 52.
#50 In John 13:34, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
If your name is written in heaven, and you follow Jesus daily, you may be a disciple.
Disciples are additionally commanded to #51 heal the sick and #52 preach that the Kingdom of God is within reach in Luke 10:9.
In v. 17, the disciples were rejoicing that demons were subject to them. Jesus gave them “authority… over all the power of the enemy.” The only requirement of these individuals appears to be “disciples” with “your names are written in heaven.”
Jesus had chosen 12 ”apostles” about a year earlier Mark 6:7, Luke 6:13, 9:10.
My point is this: We have a lot to do to observe all things that Christ has commanded us. Let’s do the stuff and lose the fluff!