Jesus Did Not Say

10 Things Jesus Did Not Say…

By Perry Noble

This article is reposted with permission from

Jesus made it pretty clear in John 13:34-35 as to how the world would know we are His disciples.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV)


Notice He did NOT say, “They will know you are my disciples…


By the way you forward really stupid, ridiculous emails to one another…and if you refuse to forward them to everyone you have in your contact list then you don’t love me.


By the way you yell at people who don’t know me for living as if they don’t know me.


By your T-shirts and bumper stickers!


By the music you listen to!


By the political party you support.


By the denomination you belong to.


By the way you protest.


By the products and companies you boycott.


By the way you look down on those whom you perceive aren’t as good as you.


By the way you take from one another!

Nope…John 13:34-35 is clear, Jesus didn’t mix His Words…we are called to live this out.

Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. The church averages 16,000 people during weekend services at multiple campuses throughout the state. Perry is a gifted communicator and teacher, convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. God has given him a vision and a passion for helping people meet Jesus, and each week he shares God’s word and its practical application in our daily lives. To find out more information about Perry visit To order Perry’s latest book Unleashed go to