A Discipleship Test

A little test, for those of us who claim the title of Christian… Let us take a moment to evaluate how well we are following His commands, and discern if we are, in fact; Christians, or if we are just imposters and chaff which will be burned away. Following is a list of direct commands of Christ to all of his followers:

  1. “Follow me”
  2. “Repent, for the kingdom of God is near”
  3. “Let your light shine before others”
  4. “Rejoice, (when you are persecuted) and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven”
  5. “Before offering a gift to God, first be reconciled with your fellow”
  6. “If a body part causes you to sin, remove it”
  7. “Swear no oath – let a yes be yes and a no be no”
  8. “If someone slaps you on the cheek, turn the other cheek”
  9. “Go the extra mile”
  10. “Give to the person that asks from you, and do not turn away the one that wishes to borrow”
  11. “Love your enemies, pray for your persecutors”
  12. “Do not practice righteousness in front of others”
  13. “When you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites”
  14. “Forgive those that sin against you”
  15. “Don’t be somber in fasting, but joyous”
  16. “Don’t store up earthly treasures”
  17. “Do not worry about your life, clothes, food or tomorrow”
  18. “Do not judge others”
  19. “Tend to your sins before pointing out the sins of others”
  20. “Do to others what you would have them do to you”
  21. “Beware of false prophets”
  22. “Give mercy rather than sacrifice”
  23. “Freely you have received, freely give”
  24. “Acknowledge me before others”
  25. “Come to me, take my yoke”
  26. “Whoever has ears, hear”
  27. “Take courage, be not afraid”
  28. “Listen and understand”
  29. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees”
  30. “Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me”
  31. “Get up, don’t be afraid”
  32. “Become like a child”
  33. “Do not despise children”
  34. “Forgive seventy times seven”
  35. “What God has joined together, let no man separate”
  36. “Do not murder, commit adultery, steal, or give false testimony”
  37. “Honour your father and mother, love your neighbour as yourself”
  38. “Sell your possessions and give to the poor”
  39. “Whoever wants to become great must be a servant”
  40. “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is Gods”
  41. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, and love your neighbour as yourself”
  42. “Do everything they tell you (teachers of the law). But do not do what they do”
  43. “Watch out that no one (those claiming my name) deceive you”
  44. “Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come”
  45. “Keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour”
  46. “Whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me”
  47. “Ask in my name, and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find”
  48. “Be as shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves”
  49. Do not fear those who can kill the body, only He that can kill the soul”
  50. “This IS my body, this IS my blood. Do this in memory of me”
  51. “All who draw the sword will die by the sword”
  52. “Use well what you are given that you may receive an abundance”
  53. “When you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing”
  54. “When you pray, enter secretly into a closet”
  55. “When you fast… do not let it be known to man… but to the Father in secret”
  56. “Do not gather earthly treasures… lay up treasures for yourself in heaven”
  57. “Do not give what is holy to dogs, do not throw pearls to swine”
  58. “Enter the straight gate… straight is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and few are they who enter by it”
  59. “Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send laborers”
  60. “Whoever has ears, let him hear”
  61. “If your brother offends you, go to him alone, and tell him”
  62. “Beware of covetousness”
  63. “Feed my sheep”
  64. “Go and sin no more.”
  65. “My house shall be a house of prayer”
  66. “When you make a feast, invite the poor, the maimed and the lame”
  67. “You must be born again”
  68. “Do not insult others, calling them fools”
  69. “Pray for those who persecute you”
  70. “Be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect”
  71. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
  72. “Be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”
  73. “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”
  74. “Receive the Holy Ghost”
  75. “Do not blaspheme the Holy Ghost”

“For by their fruits, will they be known.” How many of you read this entire thing, and checked each one off as having been completed? “Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.” Lord, have mercy on me, the chief of all sinners… There is still so much work to do.