New Testament Index Of Christian Behavior

New Testament Index of Christian Behavior
As you skim through the list of topics that are covered here, I suggest you note the
following emphases that you will find in the New Testament – our relationship with
Jesus; qualities that have to do with character; qualities that have to do with
relationships, getting along with one another; our attitude to things such as
material possessions and our daily work; and the strong emphasis on truth.
Christian Foundations
Our attitude to Jesus:
Matthew 7:21-23; 10:32, 33, 37-39; 11:28-30; 12:30; 16:24-26; Luke 14:25-33; John
1:11, 12; 3:18-21, 36; 5:22-24, 39, 40; 6:29, 35, 40, 45, 51-58; 7:37-39; 8:12, 24, 42;
10:9, 10, 27; 11:25; 12:26, 44, 45, 48; 14:1, 12-15, 21, 23, 24; 15:1-10, 14, 15; 16:27;
Acts 10:43; 13:38, 39; 20:21; 1 Corinthians 16:22; Galatians 2:15-21; 3:23-27; 5:5,
6; Ephesians 6:24; Philippians 1:20, 21; 3:7-15; Colossians 2:6, 7; 1 John 2:22, 23;
3:23; 4:2, 3; 5:10-12; Revelation 3:20.
Repentance:
Matthew 4:17; 21:28-32; Mark 6:12; Luke 13:1-5; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 17:30, 31; 20:21;
Acts 26:20; Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 7:9, 10; 2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 2:5, 16, 22;
3:3, 19.
Faith:
Matthew 13:58; 14:31; 15:28; 21:18-22; Mark 4:40; 5:34; 9:23; Luke 7:9, 50; 17:5,
6, 19; Romans 1:17; 4; 5:1, 2; Galatians 2:15-21; Ephesians 2:8, 9; 3:17; 6:16; 1
Timothy 6:12; Hebrews 3:18, 19; 11; James 5:15; 1 Peter 1:6, 7; 1 John 3:23; 5:4, 5.
Christian Moral Responsibilities
Attitude to our bodies:
Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20.
Attitude to civil authorities:
Romans 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-17.
Attitude to God’s word:
Matthew 4:4; 7:24-27; 13:1-23; John 15:7; Acts 17:11; 20:32; Ephesians 6:17; 2
Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 12:25; James 1:21-25; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 John 2:5, 14;
Revelation 22:7, 9, 18, 19.
Attitude to our enemies:
Matthew 5:23-26, 38-48; 18:15-17; Luke 6:27-36; Romans 12:14, 17-21; 1
Thessalonians 5:15; 1 Peter 3:9.
Attitude to false teaching and teachers:
Matthew 7:15-20; 16:12; 24:5, 23, 24; Acts 20:29-31; Romans 16:17-19; Ephesians
4:14; Philippians 3:2, 3; Colossians 2:4, 18, 19; 1 Timothy 1:3-7; 4:1-7; 6:3-6, 20,
21; 2 Timothy 2:14-18, 23-26; Titus 1:10-14; 3:9; Hebrews 13:9; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 3:17;
1 John 4:1-6; 2 John 7-11; Revelation 2:2, 14-16, 20-23.
Attitude to material possessions:
Matthew 6:19-34; 19:16-26; Luke 12:13-21; 16:1-15, 19-31; Ephesians 4:28;
Philippians 4:11, 12; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19; Hebrews 10:34; 13:5; James 1:9-11;
5:1-5; Revelation 2:9; 3:17.
Attitude to Satan:
Ephesians 6:11-13; 1 Peter 5:8. 9; Revelation 12:10, 11.
Attitude to sin:
Romans 7:11-14; 8:12-14; 12:9; 13:14; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Colossians 3:5; 1
Thessalonians 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:19, 22; Titus 2:11, 12; Hebrews 12:4; James 1:21;
1 Peter 1:14; 2:11; 1 John 1:8-2:2; 3:6; 5:18.
Attitude to work:
Ephesians 6:5-8; Colossians 3:17, 22-24; 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12; 2 Thessalonians
3:6-15; Titus 3:14.
Attitude to the values of this world:
John 15:18-21; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:17; James 1:27; 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17.
Baptism:
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38.
Be blameless:
1 Corinthians 1:8; Philippians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Timothy 5:7; 2 Peter
3:14, 15.
Be unafraid:
Matthew 10:26-31; Mark 4:40; Luke 12:4-7; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 13:6; 1 Peter
3:14, 15.
Be joyful:
John 15:11; 17:13; Romans 5:2, 3, 11; 12:12; Philippians 3:1; 4:4; 1 Thessalonians
5:16; James 1:2; 1 Peter 1:6, 8. Character: Matthew 5:1-10; 12:33-35; Romans 5:3,
4; Galatians 5:22, 23.
Contentment:
Philippians 4:11-13; 1 Timothy 6:6-9; Hebrews 13:5.
Controlling anger:
Ephesians 4:26, 27, 31; Colossians 3:8; James 1:19-21.
Doing God’s will:
Matthew 7:21; John 7:17; Romans 12:1, 2; Colossians 1:9; Hebrews 10:36; James
4:13-16.
Doing good:
Matthew 5:16; Galatians 6:9, 10; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 1:10; 1 Timothy 2:9,
10; 6:17-19; 2 Timothy 2:20, 21; 3:16, 17; Titus 2:14; 3:8; Hebrews 10:24; 13:16;
James 2:14-26; 3:13; 1 Peter 4:19.
Empathy:
Romans 12:15; 1 Corinthians 12:26. Employer/employee relationships: Ephesians
6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-4:1. Encouraging: 1 Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11, 14; Hebrews
3:12, 13; 10:24, 25.
Family relationships:
Ephesians 5:21-6:4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8; 1 Peter 3:1-7.
Forgiveness:
Matthew 6:9-15; 18:21-35; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13. Gentleness: Galatians
5:23; Ephesians 4:2; Philippians 4:5; Colossians 3:12.
Giving:
Matthew 5:42; Mark 12:41-44; Luke 6:38; 12:33, 34; Acts 20:35; 1 Corinthians
16:1, 2; 2 Corinthians 8 and 9; Galatians 6:6; Philippians 4:15-19; 1 Timothy 6:17-19.
Golden rule:
Matthew 7:12. Gratitude: Luke 17:11-19; Ephesians 5:19, 20; Colossians 1:11, 12;
2:6, 7; 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Hebrews 12:28.
Holiness:
Luke 1:75; Romans 6:19-22; 12:1; 1 Corinthians 7:34; 2 Corinthians 7:1;
Ephesians 1:4; 2:21; 4:24; 5:27; Colossians 1:22; 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 4:7; 1
Timothy 2:8, 15; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:8; Hebrews 12:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:15, 16; 2:5,
9; 2 Peter 3:11.
Honesty:
Matthew 5:33-37; Ephesians 4:15, 25; 6:14; Colossians 3:9; James 5:12; Revelation
14:5; 21:8, 27; 22:15.
Hope:
Romans 5:2-5; 8:20, 24, 25; 12:12; 15:4, 13; 1 Corinthians 13:7, 13; Galatians 5:5;
Ephesians 1:18; 4:4; Colossians 1:5, 27; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 5:8; 2 Thessalonians
2:16; 1 Timothy 1:1; Titus 1:2; 2:13; 3:7; Hebrews 3:6; 6:11, 18; 7:18, 19; 11:1; 1
Peter 1:3, 13, 21; 3:15; 1 John 3:3.
Hospitality:
Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9; 3 John 8. Humility: Matthew 18:1-5;
23:8-12; Mark 9:33-36; Luke 14:7-11; 17:7-10; 18:9-14; Romans 12:3, 16; 1
Corinthians 1:26-31; 3:18, 19; 4:6, 7; Galatians 6:3-5; Ephesians 4:2; Philippians
2:3-11; Colossians 3:12; Titus 3:2; James 3:13; 4:6, 10; 1 Peter 3:8; 5:5, 6.
Hypocrisy:
Matthew 6:1-18; 23:1-33; Mark 7:6-8.
Inner thoughts:
Matthew 5:21, 22, 27, 28; 23:25-28; Mark 7:20-23; Luke 16:15; Romans 7:7, 8; 1
John 3:15.
Judging others:
Matthew 7:1-5; Romans 14:10-13; I Corinthians 4:4, 5; James 4:11, 12.
Kindness:
1 Corinthians 13:4; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:12; 2 Peter 1:7.
Laziness:
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15.
Living in dependence on the Holy Spirit:
Romans 8:1-17, 26, 27; Galatians 5:16-25; 6:7, 8; Ephesians 5:18; 6:18; 2 Timothy
1:14; Jude 20.
Living for God and for his glory:
John 12:24-26; Romans 14:6-9; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 15:58; 2 Corinthians 5:15;
Colossians 3:23, 24; 1 Thessalonians 1:9.
Living in the light of Jesus’ return to gather his people and judge the world:
Matthew 24:42-51; 25; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 12:35-48; Philippians 3:20-4:1;
Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 10; 3:13; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Titus 2:11-14;
James 5:1-9; 2 Peter 3:11-13; 1 John 2:28; 3:2, 3.
Love:
Matthew 5:43-46; 22:34-40; Luke 6:27, 32; John 13:34, 35; 15:12, 13; Romans 12:9,
10; 13:8-10; 1 Corinthians 13; 16:14; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 5:6, 13, 14, 22;
Ephesians 1:15; 3:16-19; 4:2, 15, 16; 5:2; Philippians 1:9-11; 2:1, 2; Colossians 1:4,
5, 8; 2:2; 3:14; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 3:12; 4:9, 10; 5:8, 13; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2
Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 10:24; 13:1; James 2:8; 1 Peter 1:22; 2:17; 3:8; 4:8; 2 Peter
1:7; 1 John 2:10, 11; 3:11-20, 23; 4:7-12, 16-21; 5:1-3; 2 John 5, 6.
Marriage & divorce:
Matthew 5:31,32; 19:1-12; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; 1 Corinthians 7; Hebrews
13:4.Modesty: 1 Timothy 2:9, 10; 1 Peter 3:3, 4.
Motives:
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18; Luke 11:34, 36.
Obedience to God:
John 14:15, 21,24; 15:10, 14; Acts 5:32; Romans 1:5; 6:16, 17; 16:26; 2 Corinthians
10:5; Hebrews 5:9; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 3:22-24; 5:3; 2 John 6; Revelation 12:17;
14:12.
Patient endurance through trials and suffering:
Matthew 24:13; Luke 9:62; Romans 5:3-5; 12:12; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18;
Philippians 1:29; Colossians 1:11, 12, 22, 23; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2
Timothy 2:3, 10; 3:10-12; Hebrews 6:12; 10:36; 12:1-13; 13:13, 14; James 1:2-4, 12;
5:7-11; 1 Peter 1:6, 7; 2:18-23; 2 Peter 1:6; Revelation 2:2, 3, 19; 3:10; 13:10; 14:12.
Peace of mind:
Matthew 6:25-34; John 14: 27; 16:33; Philippians 4:6, 7; Colossians 3:15; 1 Peter
5:7.
Praise:
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 13:15; James 5:13; 1 Peter 2:9.
Prayer:
Matthew 6:5-14; 7:7-11; 18:19, 20; Mark 9:29; 11:24, 25; Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8;
Romans 8:26, 27; 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1
Timothy 2:1-4, 8; Hebrews 4:16; James 1:5-8; 4:2, 3; 5:13-18; 1 Peter 3:7; 4:7; 1
John 3:21, 22; 5:14-17; Jude 20; Revelation 8:3, 4.
Principles for deciding doubtful issues:
Romans 14:1-15:7; 1 Corinthians 8.
Purity:
Matthew 5:8; Philippians 1:10; 2:14, 15; 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:22; Titus 1:15;
James 3:17; 4:8.
Reverence for God:
Matthew 10:28; Hebrews 12:28, 29; 1 Peter 1:17. Self-control: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Galatians 5:22, 23; 2 Timothy 1:7; Titus 2:2, 6; 1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; 5:8; 2 Peter
1:6.
Service:
Matthew 20:25-28; Mark 10:41-45; Luke 22:24-27; Romans 12:11; Galatians 5:13;
Ephesians 4:11, 12; Philippians 2:5:8; 1 Timothy 6:2.
Sexual issues:
Acts 15:29; Romans 1:18-32; 13:13, 14; 1 Corinthians 5; 6:9-20; Galatians 5:19-21;
Ephesians 5:3-7; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; 1 Timothy 5:1, 2; Hebrews
12:16; 13:4; Revelation 21:8; 22:15.
Social responsibility:
Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 10:25-37; 14:12-14; 16:19-31; Romans 12:13; Ephesians
4:28; Hebrews 13:3; James 1:27.
Steadfastness:
1 Corinthians 15:58; 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 3:8; Hebrews 10:32; James 5:8; 1 Peter
5:9, 10; Revelation 2:13.
Support of our leaders:
1 Corinthians 9:1-14; 16:15-18; Galatians 6:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13; 1 Timothy
5:17, 18; Hebrews 13:7, 17.
Temperance:
Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:19-21; 2 Peter 2:13; 17-19.
The Lord’s Supper:
1 Corinthians 11:17-34.
Unity:
John 17:20-23; Romans 15:5, 6; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; 12:12-30; 2 Corinthians
13:11; Ephesians 2:11-22; 4:1-6, 15, 16; Philippians 1:27, 28; 2:1, 2; Colossians
3:14.
Unselfishness:
1 Corinthians 10:24; Philippians 2:4. Use of our time: Ephesians 5:15-17.
Use of the tongue:
Matthew 12:34-37; Ephesians 4:29; 5:4; Colossians 3:8; 4:6; James 2:1-12; 1 Peter
3:10.
Using our gifts:
Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-30; 1 Peter 4:10, 11.
Value people regardless of social standing:
James 2:1-7.
Wisdom:
Matthew 7:24-27; Ephesians 1:17-19; Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 1:9-12; James
1:5; 3:13-18.
Witnessing to Jesus:
Matthew 10:32, 33; 28:18-20; Mark 8:38; John 15:26, 27; Acts 1:8; Philippians
2:14-16; 2 Timothy 1:8; Philemon 6; 1 Peter 3:15, 16.

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