Commands of Christ

DBS Set

What are the Commands of Christ?

These are a set of Bible stories that are great to use with new Christians as a starting point for discipleship. The DBS method is included in each lesson. These stories are based on 10 commands spoken by Jesus Christ, and they are great Bible Studies for believers growing in obedience to Christ.

Command #1: Repent & Believe (Read Matthew 4:17)

  • DBS Story: Luke 7:36-50 ~ The Sinful Woman
  • Explore Further (Optional): Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 2:38-41; 1st John 1:9; John 10:28
  • Ask/Answer: What does “Repent” mean? What does “Believe” mean? Why should we repent? Who should repent? What is assurance?


Command #2: Be Baptized (Read Matthew 28:19)

  • DBS Story: Acts 8:26-39 ~ Philip & Ethiopian Official
  • Explore Further (Optional): Romans 6:3-4; Matthew 3:13-16; Acts 2:38; Matthew 3:16
  • Ask/Answer: What is “Baptism”? Why should we be baptized? Who should be baptized? How should we be baptized?


Command #3: Pray (Read Matthew 6:9-13)

  • DBS Story: Matthew 6:5-15 ~ Jesus Teaches About Prayer
  • Explore Further (Optional): Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 10:2
  • Ask/Answer: Why do pray? How do we pray?


Command #4: Go...Make Disciples (Read Matthew 28:19-20)

  • DBS Story: John 4:4-42 ~ Samaritan Woman at the Well
  • Explore Further (Optional): John 4:4-42; Luke 10:1-11
  • Ask/Answer: Who should we share with? What should we say? Who is qualified to go? How should we go?


Command #5: Love (Read Matthew 22:37-39)

  • DBS Story: Luke 10:25-37 ~ The Good Samaritan
  • Explore Further (Optional): John 15:13; 1st Corinthians 13; John 13:34-35; Matthew 22:37-39; John 14:15; John 21:17
  • Ask/Answer: What is love? Why do we love? Who do we love? How do we love?


Command #6: Worship Through Perseverance (Read Matthew 4:10)

  • DBS Story: Acts 16:25-34 ~ Paul and Silas in Prison & the Jailer
  • Explore Further (Optional): Matthew 4:10; Acts 16:25-34
  • Ask/Answer: Why do we worship? How is worship through perseverance a powerful witness?


Command #7: Lord’s Supper (Read Luke 22:19-20)

  • DBS Story: Luke 22:7-20 ~ Jesus’ Last Supper
  • Explore Further (Optional): 1st Corinthians 11:23-29; Acts 2:42
  • Ask/Answer: What is the Lord’s Supper? Why do we eat the Lord’s Supper? How do we receive the Lord’s Supper? Who should receive the Lord’s Supper?


Command #8: Give (Read Matthew 6:1-4)

  • DBS Story: Mark 12:41-44 ~ The Widow Gives
  • Explore Further (Optional): 2nd Corinthians 9:6-7; Matthew 6:1-4; Acts 4:34-35
  • Ask/Answer: What should we give to God? Why do we give? How do we give? Who do we give to?


Command #9: Gather (Read Hebrews 10:24-25)

  • DBS Story: Acts 2:36-47 ~ The First Church
  • Explore Further (Optional): 1st Corinthians 10:31; Hebrews 10:24-25
  • Ask/Answer: Who is the church? What does a church gathering do? When does a church gather? Where does a church gather? Why does a church gather?


Command #10: Witness with Holy Spirit Power (Read Acts 1:8)

  • DBS Story: Acts 2:1-21 ~ The Holy Spirit Comes
  • Explore Further (Optional): John 14:26; Acts 2:38-29; John 14:16-18; Romans 8:26-27; Romans 8:14-16; Isaiah 61:1-3; 1 Corinthians 2:9-13; Ephesians 5:18-21
  • Ask/Answer: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does He do? How does He help us?

Command of Christ #1 Modeling VIDEO

Command #1: Repent & Believe, modeled in the 3/3's Discipleship Format (DBS comes in much later into the video).