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Commandments of Christ

  1. Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you (Mat 5:44).
  2. Resist not evil: if a man smites you on one cheek, turn to him the other also (Mat 5:39,40).
  3. Avenge not yourselves; instead, give place to wrath; and suffer yourselves to be defrauded (Rom 12:18,19; 1Co 6:7).
  4. If a man takes away your goods, do not ask for them again (Luk 6:29,30).
  5. Agree with your adversary quickly, submitting even to wrong for the sake of peace (Mat 5:25; 1Co 6:7).
  6. Do not labor to be rich; be ready to every good work; give to those who ask; relieve the afflicted (1Ti 6:8; Rom 12:13; Heb 13:16; Jam 1:27).
  7. Do not do your good deeds so as to be seen by men; do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing (Mat 6:1-4).
  8. Do not recompense to any man evil for evil; overcome evil with good (Rom 12:17).
  9. Bless them that curse you; let no cursing come out of your mouth (Mat 5:44; Rom 12:14).
  10. Do not render evil for evil, or railing for railing, but rather, blessing (1Pe 3:9).
  11. Pray for them that persecute you and afflict you (Mat 5:44).
  12. Do not hold grudges; do not judge; do not complain; do not condemn (Jam 5:9; Mat 7:1).
  13. Put away anger, wrath, bitterness, and all evil speaking (Eph 4:31; 1Pe 2:1).
  14. Confess your faults to one another (Jam 5:16).
  15. Do not be conformed to this world; love not the world (Rom 12:2; 1Jo 2:15; Jam 4:4).
  16. Deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts. If your right hand offends you, cut if off (Tit 2:12; Mat 5:30).
  17. Servants, be faithful, even to bad masters (Eph 6:5-8).
  18. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate (Rom 12:16).
  19. Owe no man anything (Rom 13:7,8).
  20. In case of sin (known or heard of) do not speak of it to others, but tell the offending brother of the matter between you and him alone, with a view to recovery (Mat 18:15; Gal 6:1).
  21. Love the Lord your God with all your heart (Mat 22:37).
  22. Pray always; pray with brevity and simplicity; pray secretly (Luk 18:1; Mat 6:7).
  23. In everything give thanks to God and recognize Him in all your ways (Eph 5:20; Pro 3:6).
  24. As you would have men do to you, do also to them (Mat 7:12).
  25. Take Christ for an example and follow in his steps (1Pe 2:21).
  26. Let Christ dwell in your heart by faith (Eph 3:17).
  27. Esteem Christ more highly than all earthly things; yes, even than your own life (Luk 14:26).
  28. Confess Christ freely before men (Luk 12:8).
  29. Beware lest the cares of life or the allurements of pleasure weaken Christ's hold on your heart (Luk 21:34-36; Mat 24:44).
  30. Love your neighbor as yourself (Mat 22:39).
  31. Do not exercise lordship over anyone (Mat 23:10-12).
  32. Do not seek your own welfare only, nor bear your own burdens merely, but have regard to those of others (Phi 2:4; Gal 6:2).
  33. Let your light shine before men; hold forth the word of life. Do good to all men as you have opportunity (Mat 5:16; Phi 2:16; Gal 6:10).
  34. Be blameless and harmless, as the sons of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (Phi 2:15).
  35. Be gentle, meek, kind-hearted, compassionate, merciful, forgiving (2Ti 2:24; Tit 2:2; Eph 4:32).
  36. Be sober, grave, sincere, temperate (Phi 4:5; 1Pe 1:13; 5:8).
  37. Put away all lying; speak the truth (Eph 4:25).
  38. Whatever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, and not unto men (Col 3:23).
  39. Be watchful, vigilant, brave, joyful, and courteous (1Co 16:13; Phi 4:4; 1Th 5:6-10).
  40. Be clothed with humility; be patient toward all (Col 3:12; Rom 12:12).
  41. Follow peace with all men (Heb 12:14).
  42. Sympathize in the joys and sorrows of others (Rom 12:15).
  43. Follow after whatever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and worthy of praise (Phi 4:8).
  44. Refrain utterly from adultery, fornication, uncleanness, drunkenness, covetousness, wrath, strife, sedition, hatred, emulation, boasting, envy, jesting, and foolish talking (Eph 5:3,4).
  45. Whatever you do, consider the effect of your action on the honor of God's name among men. Do all to the glory of God (1Co 10:31; 3:17).
  46. Reckon yourselves dead to all manner of sin. Henceforth live not to yourselves, but to him who died for you, and rose again (Rom 6:11; 2Co 5:15).
  47. Be zealous of good works, always abounding in the work of the Lord, not becoming weary in well-doing (Tit 2:14; Gal 6:9).
  48. Do not speak evil of any man (Tit 3:2).
  49. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col 3:16).
  50. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt (Col 3:8; 4:6).
  51. Obey rulers; submit to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake (Tit 3:1).
  52. Be holy in all manner of life (1Pe 1:15,16).
  53. Do not give occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully (1Ti 5:14).
  54. Marry "only in the Lord" (1Co 7:39).
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