Jesus Commands… Part 2, 52 Commands

 

Christ and the Catch of Fish

 

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!

 

fly

 

Jesus Commands Us to Make Disciples. Part 1

Church

Describing a local church’s outreach program, I once heard it defined this way, “We have a sign out front that tells when our meetings are. They will come in if they want to.”

 

Meaning, in my opinion,

  1. We are keeping the Great Commission.
  2. We built a church.
  3. We pay the church bills.
  4. We hired a preacher to do all the meetings and represent our church.
  5. If the preacher is good enough, our attendance and membership will grow and everyone will be happy.
  6. If we don’t like the way our hired preacher is helping the church grow, we’ll fire him and get another one.
  7. Good luck, Pastor!!
  8. This is what we want:Church

     

  9. My Question:  Is this what Jesus wants?

 

You may comment, if you’d like.