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All That Jesus Commanded: The Christian Life according to the Gospels

By John Piper

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All That Jesus Commanded: The Christian Life according to the Gospels

By John Piper

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Longtime Pastor and Author John Piper Walks through Jesus’s Commands and Their Meaning for the Christian Life

The four Gospels are filled with commands straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ. They are not the harsh demands of a taskmaster, but Jesus's way of showing his followers who he is and how to be more like him. 

In All That Jesus Commanded, John Piper walks through Jesus’s commands, in 50 short chapters, explaining their context and meaning to help readers understand Christ’s vision of the Christian life and what he still requires today. The result is a helpful guide for thoughtful inquirers and new Christians, as well as veteran believers, whether for their own study or as a resource in disciple-making.

  • Biblical and Theological: Piper examines Jesus’s commands and explains their context, meaning, and application today
  • Comprehensive: Features Scripture, person, and subject indexes 
  • Accessible: Written in a clear, engaging tone, this book is an excellent resource for new and seasoned believers alike, and for use in discipling younger believers
  • Written by Bestselling Author John Piper: Other books include ProvidenceDesiring God; and Don’t Waste Your Life

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John Piper

John Piper is founder and lead teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; and Providence.

Product Details

Category: Christian Living
Biblical Studies
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 464
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 33.59 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8505-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8505-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433585050
Case Quantity: 8
Published: August 01, 2023

Table of Contents

Suggestions for How to Read This Book
Introduction: The Aim of the Book

Command #1: You Must Be Born Again
Command #2: Repent
Command #3: Come to Me
Command #4: Believe in Me
Command #5: Love Me
Command #6: Listen to Me
Command #7: Abide in Me
Command #8: Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me
Command #9: Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength
Command #10: Rejoice and Leap for Joy
Command #11: Fear Him Who Can Destroy Both Soul and Body in Hell
Command #12: Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Command #13: Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart
Command #14: Do Not Be Anxious about the Necessities of Daily Life
Command #15: Do Not Be Anxious about the Threats of Man
Command #16: Humble Yourself by Making War on Pride
Command #17: Humble Yourself in Childlikeness, Servanthood, and Brokenhearted Boldness
Command #18: Do Not Be Angry—Trust God’s Providence
Command #19: Do Not Be Angry—Embrace Mercy and Forgiveness
Command #20: Do the Will of My Father Who Is in Heaven—Be Justified by Trusting Jesus
Command #21: Do the Will of My Father Who Is in Heaven—Be Transformed by Trusting Jesus
Command #22: Strive to Enter through the Narrow Door, for All of Life Is War
Command #23: Strive to Enter through the Narrow Door, for Jesus Fulfills the New Covenant
Command #24: Strive to Enter through the Narrow Door, for You Are Already in the Kingdom’s Power
Command #25: Your Righteousness Must Exceed That of the Pharisees, for It Was Hypocritical and Ugly
Command #26: Your Righteousness Must Exceed That of the Pharisees—Clean the Inside of the Cup
Command #27: Your Righteousness Must Exceed That of the Pharisees, for Every Healthy Tree Bears Good Fruit
Command #28: Love Your Enemies—Lead Them to the Truth
Command #29: Love Your Enemies­­—Pray for Those Who Abuse You
Command #30: Love Your Enemies—Do Good to Those Who Hate You, Give to the One Who Asks
Command #31: Love Your Enemies to Show That You Are Children of God
Command #32: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, for This Is the Law and the Prophets
Command #33: Love Your Neighbor with the Same Commitment You Have to Your Own Well-Being
Command #34: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself and as Jesus Loved Us
Command #35: Lay Up for Yourselves Treasures in Heaven by Giving Sacrificially and Generously
Command #36: Lay Up for Yourselves Treasures in Heaven and Increase Your Joy in Jesus
Command #37: Lay Up for Yourselves Treasures in Heaven—“It Is Your Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom”
Command #38: Do Not Take an Oath—Cherish the Truth and Speak It Simply
Command #39: Do Not Take an Oath—Let What You Say Be Simply “Yes” or “No”
Command #40: What God Has Joined Together Let No Man Separate, for Marriage Mirrors God’s Covenant with Us
Command #41: What God Has Joined Together Let No Man Separate, for Whoever Divorces and
Marries Another Commits Adultery
Command #42: What God Has Joined Together Let No Man Separate—One Man, One Woman, by Grace, Till Death
Command #43: Render to Caesar the Things That Are Caesar’s and to God the Things That Are God’s
Command #44: Render to Caesar the Things That Are Caesar’s as an Act of Rendering to God What Is God’s
Command #45: Do This in Remembrance of Me, for I Will Build My Church
Command #46: Do This in Remembrance of Me—Baptize Disciples and Eat the Lord’s Supper
Command #47: Let Your Light Shine before Others That They May Glorify Your Father Who Is in Heaven
Command #48: Let Your Light Shine before Others—the Joyful Sacrifice of Love in Suffering
Command #49: Make Disciples of All Nations, for All Authority Belongs to Jesus
Command #50: Make Disciples of All Nations, for the Mission Cannot Fail

Appendix: A Word to Biblical Scholars (and Those Who Wonder What They Are Doing)
General Index
Scripture Index
Desiring God Note on Resources


“Scholars, popularists, and now even novelists are falling over each other today in a blind passion to discover an alternative Jesus to the One so magnificently portrayed in the biblical Gospels. In stark and refreshing contrast John Piper clear-sightedly demonstrates that the only Jesus worth living for and worth dying for is the biblical Jesus.”
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“This is now my favorite book by John Piper. In the best tradition of Adolf Schlatter’s Do We Know Jesus? and his ‘hermeneutic of perception,’ All That Jesus Commanded has changed my life and will certainly change yours because it is based on the pure words of Jesus as revealed in the four Gospels. A must-read for every true follower of Christ.”
Andreas J. K√∂stenberger, Theologian in Residence, Fellowship Raleigh, North Carolina; Cofounder, Biblical Foundations

“Jesus Christ’s gift of salvation is free and cannot be earned, but the call to follow him is costly, demanding faithful obedience to his commands. With this in view, John Piper sets out with clarity the expectations that Jesus places upon his followers. Drawing from all four Gospels, he offers a challenging analysis of Jesus’s commands that promotes a balanced and robust view of what it is to be a Christian in the twenty-first century.”
T. Desmond Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Union Theological College