The First Public Commands of Jesus Christ
Posts in this series
- Template letter idea that can be used to begin a small group
- Template letter idea that can be used to begin a small group - 2nd contact
- Jesus' Commands According To Matthew
- The First Public Commands of Jesus Christ
- Five Signs of a False Teacher
- The Seven C's of Christian Teamwork
- Template letter idea that can be used after a small group ends
The First Public Commands of Jesus Christ:
Repent (Matthew 4:17)
Follow Me (4:19)
Rejoice & be glad (5:12) [God holds the keys to Satan and salvation – even in our trials]
Let your light shine (5:16) [do our actions reveal the glory of God ?]
Obey the Law (5:18)
Be reconciled (5:23) [before prayer & sacrifice]
Do not swear (5:34)
Do not retaliate (5:39)
Give to beggars & borrowers (5:42)
Love your enemies & pray for your persecutors (5:44)
John Wesley's Holy Club asked these questions of themselves during devotions
Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than i really am ? In
other words, am I a hypocrite ?
Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate ?
Do I confidently pass on to another what was told to me in confidence ?
Can I be trusted ?
Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits ?
Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying ?
Did the Bible live in me today ?
Do I give it time to speak to me every day ?
Am I enjoying prayer ?
When did I last speak to someone else of my faith ?
Do I pray about the money I spend ?
Do I get to bed on time and get up on time ?
Do I disobey God in anything ?
Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy ?
Am I defeated in any part of my life ?
Am i jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful ?
How do I spend my spare time ?
Am I proud ?
Do I thank God that I am not as other people (especially as the Pharisee who despised the publican)
Who is it that I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard ? If so,
what am i doing about it ?
Do I grumble or complain constantly ?
Is Christ real to me ?