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How do we summarize the radical teachings of Jesus?

Jesus had a lot to say. Jesus is radical in what He demands of His followers. This is not easy and can make us quesy.

Here is a list of the teachings of Jesus organized topically.


1. Love God above all. (Matthew 22:37-39)

2. Love your neighbour as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39)

3. Treat others as you wish to be treated. (Luke 6:31)

4. Imitate the Good Samaritan. (Luke 10:37)


5. Change your mind (aka Repent). (Matthew 4:17)

6. Believe the Good News. (Mark 1:15)

7. Have faith in God. (Mark 11:22)

8. Fear God. (Luke 12:5)

9. Worship and serve God only. (Matthew 4:10)

10. Don’t put God to the test. (Matthew 4:7)

11. Trust in Jesus as we trust in God. (John 14:1)

12. Come to me and drink. (John 7:37)

13. Come to me those who are overworked and tired. (Matthew 11:28)

14. Take up my yoke and work for me. (Matthew 11:29)

15. Come, follow me. (Matthew 4:19)

16. Let the dead bury the dead. (Matthew 8:22)


17. Hear, if you have ears to hear. (Mark 4:23)

18. Obey my commandments. (John 14:15, 21, 23)

19. Strive to enter by the narrow gate. (Matthew 7:13, Luke 13:24)

20. Walk while you still have the Light. (John 12:35-36)

21. Remain in me. (John 15:4)

22. Remain in my love. (John 15:9)

23. Cut off anything that causes you to miss God’s goal (aka sin). (Matthew 8:8-9)

24. Be perfect, as God is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)


25. Love each other as I have loved you. (John 13:34)

26. Care for the sheep. (John 21:15-17)

27. Don’t lord it over one another. (Luke 22:25-26)

28. Have salt amongst yourselves and peace with one another. (Mark 9:50)

29. Don’t murmur amongst yourselves. (John 6:43)

30. Don’t condemn others. (Luke 6:37)

31. Judge righteously and not by appearance. (John 7:24)

32. Reconcile with your brother before making your offering to God. (Matthew 5:23-24)

33. Examine yourself before correcting your brother. (Matthew 7:5)

34. If your brother sins, rebuke him. (Luke 17:3)

35. If your brother sins against you, talk to him privately and show him his fault. (Matthew 18:15)

36. If your brother says “I repent”, forgive him. (Luke 17:4)

37. If he who sinned doesn’t listen to you, involve two or three witnesses. (Matthew 18:16)

38. If he doesn’t listen to the two or three witnesses, involve the whole church. (Matthew 18:17)

39. If he doesn’t listen to the church, treat him as an unbeliever. (Matthew 18:17)

40. Be merciful, as God is merciful. (Luke 6:36)


41. Fast in secret. (Matthew 6:16-18)

42. Be alert and pray, so that you do not fall into temptation. (Matthew 26:41)

43. Pray in secret. (Matthew 6:5-6)

44. Don’t use vain repetitions when praying. (Matthew 6:7-8)

45. When praying, follow the pattern in ‘Our Father’. (Luke 11:2-4, Matthew 6:9-13)

46. When praying, forgive others. (Mark 11:25)

47. Ask God to send workers to the field. (Matthew 9:38)

48. Ask, seek, and call. (Matthew 7:7)

49. Believe that you will receive when you are asking in prayer. (Mark 11:24)


50. Don’t think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. (Matthew 5:17)

51. Make sure that the light you believe you have is not darkness. (Luke 11:35)

52. Be careful how you hear. (Luke 8:18)

53. Listen to religious leaders but don’t follow their example. (Matthew 23:2-3)

54. Keep away from religious leaders and politicians. (Mark 8:15, Matthew 16:12, Luke 12:1)

55. Be careful of false prophets. (Matthew 7:15)

56. Be careful of the teachers of the law. (Luke 20:46-47)

57. Don’t use titles of respect for yourselves or others. (Matthew 23:8-10)

58. Don’t swear in any way, or for any reason. (Matthew 5:34-36)

59. Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’, and your ‘no’, ‘no’. (Matthew 5:37)

60. Share bread and wine in memory of me. (Luke 22:19)


61. Deny yourself, carry your cross and follow me. (Mark 8:34)

62. Don’t fear those who can kill your body. (Luke 12:4)

63. Be encouraged during difficult times. (John 16:33)

64. Don’t be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27)

65. Remember that if they hated me, they will also hate you. (John 15:20, Matthew 10:24-25)

66. Rejoice and leap for joy when you are persecuted because of me. (Luke 6:22-23)

67. Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you. (Luke 6:27)

68. Don’t resist the person who wrongs you. (Matthew 5:39)

69. Turn the other cheek to the one that hurts you. (Luke 6:29)

70. Pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)

71. Do more than what you are obliged to do. (Matthew 5:41)

72. Agree with your adversary quickly. (Matthew 5:25)

73. Don’t worry about how to defend yourself against the authorities. (Luke 12:11-12)

74. Don’t prepare a defence beforehand. (Luke 21:14-15)

75. When they persecute you in one city, flee to another. (Matthew 10:23)


76. Don’t accumulate treasure on earth, but in heaven. (Matthew 6:19-20)

77. Give to the poor what you have. (Luke 11:41)

78. Sell your possessions and give to the needy. (Luke 12:33, Luke 18:22)

79. Forsake all that you own. (Luke 14:33)

80. Invite those who cannot return the favour. (Luke 14:12-13)

81. Don’t do your righteousness in order to be seen by others. (Matthew 6:1-2)

82. When you give to the needy, do it in secret. (Matthew 6:3-4)

83. Give to those who ask. (Matthew 5:42)

84. Be generous. (Luke 6:38)

85. To those that ask, don’t turn away. (Matthew 5:42)

86. Do good and lend, without expecting anything in return. (Luke 6:35)

87. If someone takes legal action against you, give more than what they ask. (Matthew 5:40)

88. If someone takes what is yours, don’t try to claim it back. (Luke 6:30)

89. Give to Caesar what is his, and give to God what belongs to God. (Matthew 22:21)

90. Don’t turn the house of God into a marketplace. (John 2:16)


91. You cannot serve both God and wealth (aka mammon). (Matthew 6:24)

92. Don’t work for physical food, but spiritual food. (John 6:27)

93. What you receive for free, share for free. (Matthew 10:18)

94. Don’t worry about your life; what you will eat, drink or wear. (Matthew 6:25-31)

95. Don’t worry about the future. (Matthew 6:34)

96. Make the Kingdom of God and His righteousness your top priority. (Matthew 6:33)


97. Preach the good news to everyone. (Mark 16:15)

98. Make disciples, baptising them and teaching them to obey Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20)

99. Preach repentance and forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name. (Luke 24:47)

100. What I tell you in secret, speak openly. (Matthew 10:27)

101. Open your eyes and see that the harvest is ready, right now. (John 4:35)

102. Shine your light by doing good works. (Matthew 5:16)

103. Don’t impede those who preach in Jesus’ name. (Luke 9:49-50)

104. Be wise like serpents, but innocent like doves. (Matthew 10:16)

105. Don’t give what is holy to the dogs; don’t cast your pearls before swine. (Matthew 7:6)


106. He that can remain single should do so. (Matthew 19:12)

107. What God has joined in marriage, man should not separate. (Matthew 19:6)

108. Let the children come to Jesus, and don’t impede them. (Matthew 19:14)

109. Don’t underestimate little children. (Matthew 18:10)


110. Stay alert and be prepared. (Matthew 24:42-44)

111. Be careful that nobody deceives you. (Matthew 24:4-5)

112. Don’t believe those that say, “Christ is here,” or “Christ is there”. (Matthew 24:23-26)

113. When you hear of wars and revolutions don’t be afraid. (Luke 21:9)

114. Flee to the mountains if you see the “abomination of desolation”. (Mark 13:14-16)

115. Pray that your escape doesn’t happen in winter or on the Sabbath day. (Matthew 24:20)

116. Keep watch and pray, to escape and present yourself worthy in front of Christ. (Luke 21:36)


117. ‘Clean’ yourself internally, in your spirit. (Matthew 23:26)

118. Don’t rejoice over having spiritual power, but that you have eternal life. (Luke 10:20)

119. Don’t sit in the place of honour but take the lowest seat. (Luke 14:8-10)

120. When you have done all these things that Jesus has commanded say, “We are useless servants; we have only done what it was our duty to do.” (Luke 17:10)



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