Compiled and published by Evangelist. J. S. McConnell in 1925.

Jesus, in the Gospels, laid down the great foundational principles and laws to govern the children of God during the entire church age – "even unto the end of the world," as we see from His great commission as recorded in Matthew 28:18-20.  Our great duty and privilege is to do as He said, "Follow Me."

We see the practical results which followed the keeping of His commandments in the great revivals as recorded in the book of Acts.  Further explanations and application of the commandments of Jesus are given by the Lord through the writers of the epistles, but the foundational principles and the final authority rests in the words of Jesus Himself.  In the book of Revelation
Jesus gives His final warnings, reproofs, instructions and encouragements to the Church.

An outline of the Commandments of Jesus, under twenty-one principles is given below.  Examine yourself by these.  Read over these words of our Lord and take an inventory often.  See if you are, in truth, pleasing God, or if you are deceiving yourself.  God, the heavenly Father, loved you so much that He gave His Son, Jesus, to die for you (see John 3:16). He will help you if you humble yourself, are willing to follow Jesus, and will earnestly seek HIM.

Ask God to help you understand the teachings of Jesus, and to live them out in your life.  Salvation and the true Christian life is a gigantic love affair.  It is not by merely keeping the letter of the Word that we will please God; we must keep the spirit of the two great commandments all through our lives, and remember that these two great principles are given to guide us in knowing just how God would have us apply the teachings of His Holy Word.  Here are the two great foundational commandments:  "Jesus said…Thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."  Matthew 22:37-40.

1. "Repent" 
Matt. 4:17;
Rev. 2:5
2. "Come unto Me"
Matt. 11:28
3. "Seek first God and His righteousness"
Matt. 6:33
4. "Forgive if ye have ought against any"
Mark 11:25
5. "Deny Yourself"
Matt. 16:24
6. "Ask…seek…knock"
Matt. 7:7
7. "Strive to enter in at the strait gate"
Luke 13:24

1. "Believe the Gospel"
Mark. 1:15
2. "Ye believe in God, believe also in Me"
John 14:1
3. "Believe on Him who He (God) hath sent"
John 6:28-29
4. "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me"
John 14:11
5. "Believe the works…I do"
John 10:37-38
6. "While ye have light believe in the light"
John 12:36
7. "Believe that ye receive"
Mark 11:24

1. "Ye must be born again" 
John 3:7
2. "Cleanse first that which is within" 
Matt. 23:26
3. "Make the tree good, and his fruit good"
Matt. 12:33
4. "Abide in Me and I in you"
John 15:4
5. "Have salt in yourselves"
Mark 9:50
6. "Labor…for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life"
John 6:27
7. "Rejoice, because your names are written in heaven"
Luke 10:20