Jay: USA#36:I I am in a ministry that focuses on “discipleship,” and it keeps confusing me about what discipleship really is. We often focus on Matthew 28 without having the simplicity to bring it to its natural end: to teach all that He commanded and to baptize! Therefore, it makes sense to do our best to compile these commandments from what we have in the scriptures! Thank you very much! If the Bible is unreliable, then no one has been saved in the last 2022 years. How did people learn about Jesus other than through the Bible? Especially in the pre-Internet era. There is no other way to get to know Jesus. If your answer is to choose what you believe in from a corrupt source, then you are a fool, because what you believe in would most likely be corrupt by your own standards and therefore unreliable. It also means that Almighty God would allow His church to be corrupted, which is not very loving. And what about “those who are not against us are for us”? This is supposedly a commandment of Jesus, but it seems to be by your standards. But when you pray, go to your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is invisible. Then your Father, who sees what is happening in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not babble like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Bedan: TaiwanThank you for the list; This is what is missing in pulpits that produce different convictions.
1. Christ reigns over history. Job 12 says, “God magnifies the nations, and he destroys them: he enlarges the nations and takes them away.” If America remains at the head of the world, it is because Christ is King. If America falls like the Roman Empire, it is because Christ is King. 2. Christ reigns over laws and regulations. Proverbs 21 says, “The king`s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns the hearts of presidents, members of Congress, governors, city councilors, and the Department of Planning and Permits. If there is a law or rule that you do not like, it is because Christ has allowed it. “Do not give to dogs what is sacred; Don`t throw your pearls into pigs.
If you do, they can trample them under their feet, and then turn you over and tear you to pieces” (Matthew 7:6). Therefore I say unto you, whatever ye ask in prayer, believe that ye have received it, and it shall be yours” (Mark 11:22-24). 5. Christ rules over random events. Proverbs 16 says, “The spell is cast on the knees, but the decision comes entirely from the Lord.” Roll the dice, roll a coin, throw the card. Christ decides the path that each of them takes. Even in the events in your life that seem the most random—the things that are confusing and complicated—Christ reigns! 9. Christ reigns over evil.
When Joseph`s brothers sold him into slavery, he said, “What you wanted to say for evil, God willed for good.” God did not create evil, and He did not cause evil, but He used evil because He is king over evil! When something happens in your life that seems bad, Christ reigns over him. Even the evil in your heart. 151. Say, “Come, I will recite what your Lord has forbidden you to recite: 1 Connect with him in worship; 2And be kind (and devoted) to your parents; 3And don`t kill your children because of poverty – We provide food for you and for them; 4And do not approach Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, adultery, etc.), whether committed openly or secretly, 5And do not kill anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to the law). This is what He has commanded you, so that you may understand. But let your communication be, yes, yes; No, no, because what is more than that comes from evil. (Matthew 5:34-37, NKJV) Again and again, he cries out for God to do what He cannot do Himself – change his heart. I, too, am happy to find a summary online. We can see short churches coming when it comes to what the Lord Jesus said to His disciples. Matthew 28 indicates that we are to make disciples. To do this, people must HEAR what Jesus commanded. So we must read and study to discover ALL that He has said.
We cannot choose. Neither the Roman Church nor the Protestant Church did very well. All you have to do is compare their “teachings” with what the scriptures reveal. But no one came here to defend their mistakes, did they? We become responsible for what WE hear – or read. Let us make Jesus proud of us. The commandments of the Old Testament teach wonderfully what God considers sin, but they require perfection, and no man has ever been perfect (good enough), so this can only bring damnation. “Have faith in God,” Jesus replied. “I tell you the truth when someone says to this mountain: `Go, throw yourself into the sea,` and does not doubt his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. One of the most important theological beliefs of all forms of Christianity is that Jesus is exceptional. This truth is so crucial to Christianity that it is impossible to emphasize it enough. Jesus reigns and reigns not only over heaven and not only over creation and not only over the church, but over all things, all men, all situations, all places and all events.
Below is actually the second greatest law that specifically mentions what Christ really wants from us. Their point about “keeping” His word before us is exactly what Psalm 119 concludes with the last verse: “I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek thy servant, for I will not forget thy commandments. Throughout Psalm 119, the author cries out to God to change his heart. Take a look at verses 25–32: My soul clings to the dust; [not God] Wake me up according to Your Word. I have narrated my ways, and you have answered me; Your statutes teach me. Make me understand the way of Your commandments, so I will meditate on Your miracles. My soul weeps with sorrow; Strengthen me according to Your word. Take away the wrong path from me and graciously grant me Your law. I have chosen the faithful way; I showed up with your prescriptions. I cling to Your testimony. O Lord, do not shame me! I will walk in the path of Your commandments, for You will enlarge my heart. You have missed one of the most important commandments Jesus gave us: Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creatures.
We are Jesus` spokesman while we are here, and He has asked us to spread His Word throughout the world. This is not the same as “discipleship,” as Matthew 28 says, but Mark 16:15 is on a personal level, just as we who are “true” Christians accepted Christ as our personal Savior, we are also commanded to testify of the lost on a personal level. And what could be more important than salvation? I can`t think of anything. 6. Christ rules over your needs. This is why Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount that we should pray for our daily bread. Because He gives us bread and everything else. Yes, you work and earn money and go to Safeway to pay for your bread. But he always provides it to you.
If there`s something you think you need that you don`t get, remember that Christ reigns. If you really need it, he will give it to you. Hello! First of all, a great article, but KAAS nailed it with the MOST IMPORTANT!!! That`s huge!!! Also, I really hope that AUDREY BUSIKE sees this bc the good news is that it is impossible for us to do all these things, but it is NOT impossible with God!!! He sends us His Holy Spirit for a reason! This is the most perfect explanation for this and what it really means to be a Christian!!! Paul talked about how the law did not save them because they could not keep the law perfectly. Jesus taught that love for God and neighbor is the whole law, and he repeated it here saying, “Wherefore, whatever you will, whatever men do unto you, do it also for them; for it is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12). Therefore, His commandments are not heavy, as He said: “My yoke is light, and My burden is light. Some still teach many “works” to save you or keep you saved, but Jesus` commandments are summed up in love for God and man. Paul also repeated this in 1. Corinthians 13. If we interpret a scripture and the end result does not resemble Jesus, we can assume that we have misinterpreted that scripture. If we come to a theological conclusion about what God is, but this understanding of God contradicts what we know about Jesus in the Gospels, we can safely conclude that we have misunderstood and distorted God. This is true even when reading and studying the writings of the Old Testament.
Listen to what Jesus had to say about fools: Whoever does not build his life on His words (Matthew 7:26). “Therefore I say to you: do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or on your body, what you`re going to wear. Isn`t life more important than food and the body more important than clothes? A study of the scriptures will reveal a multitude of possible rules for life.