Living as Jesus Commanded (Matthew 1 - 9)

What would our lives look like if we actually lived the way Christ asked us to live?  I personally find it quite difficult to live as he commanded.  Here are some of the things he asked for:

  • Be baptized (Mt. 3:15)
  • Live on the Word of God (Mt. 4:4)
  • Do not put God to the test (Mt. 4:7)
  • Worship the Lord and serve Him only (Mt. 4:10)
  • Repent (Mt. 4:17)
  • Follow Jesus (Mt. 4:19 & repeated several times)
  • Fish for people (Mt. 4:19)
  • Rejoice in the midst of persecution (Mt. 5:12)
  • Let your light shine through good deeds (Mt. 5:12)
  • Practice & teach God's law (Mt. 5:19)
  • Quickly reconcile with others (Mt. 5:23)
  • Do not look at anyone lustfully (Mt. 5:28)
  • Don't divorce, commit adultery, or marry someone who is divorced (Mt. 5:32)
  • Don't make oaths, just say "yes" or "no" (Mt. 5:36)
  • Do not resist an evil person (Mt. 5:39)
  • Give to the one who asks - do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow (Mt. 5:42)
  • Be perfect like your Father in heaven (Mt. 5:48)
  • Don't practice your righteousness to be seen by others (Mt. 6:1)
  • Give to the needy in secret (Mt. 6:3)
  • Pray in the private of your closed door room (Mt 6:6)
  • Be concise in your prayers, don't babble (Mt. 6:7)
  • Forgive others (Mt. 6:14)
  • Fast in secret (Mt. 6:17-18)
  • Store up treasures for yourself in heaven, not on earth (Mt. 6:20)
  • Serve God only (Mt. 6:24)
  • Do not worry (Mt. 6:25, 34)
  • Seek first God's kingdom & righteousness (Mt. 6:33)
  • Do not judge (Mt. 7:1)
  • Fix your own faults (Mt. 7:5)
  • Do not give what is precious to those who will abuse it (Mt. 7:6)
  • Ask, Seek, and Knock (Mt. 7:7)
  • In everything, do to others what you would have them do to  you (Mt. 7:12)
  • Enter through the narrow gate (Mt. 7:13)
  • Watch out for false prophets (Mt 7:15)
  • Do the will of God the Father (Mt. 7:21)
  • Learn what "I desire mercy, not sacrifice" means (Mt. 9:13)
  • Keep miracles private (over and over again)
  • Ask God to send out workers into the harvest (Mt. 9:38)

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