January 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern,

This morning I read the great sermon, “The Sermon on the Mount.” (Matthew 5-7) I have thought about it for a long time, and I have determined this year to write down every commandment given by Jesus in the gospels. I am reading a section from the gospels every Saturday morning. The sermon on the mount is full of the commandments of Jesus. In fact, this morning, I wrote down nineteen commandments given by Jesus from the sermon on the mount. There are many sub-principles in the teaching of these commandments. Several of these commandments covered several verses; therefore, I summarized them into a single sentence. I shall not go through these commandments this morning, for I do not have the time to do so, but I plan to write about all that Jesus commanded when I have completed this project.

It came to mind to do this while reciting the gospel of John. It Just so happens that the passage that I speak of came from my recitation of John this morning. (John 14:15) “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” Given that the Lord said that, is it not important that we know what he commanded? The great commission includes both evangelism and discipleship. Discipleship is teaching the disciples made through evangelism all that Jesus commanded the first disciples. (Matthew 28:18-20) 

Yesterday I had the day off from work; therefore, I spent the day reading on a subject that has greatly effected our household. Then in the evening, Darlene and went to the home of our brothers and sisters in Christ; there we fellowship with two other couples in the Lord. We have not done this in many months because of covid-19. What a wonderful time it was. Today I am scheduled to work in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. I do not know whom I will be caring for but I do know that they are of great value because they were created in the image of God.

In Christ alone,
Michael Peek
The Nurse Theologian