This message is connected with the messages of the past two Sundays.
“We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.” – 1 John 4:16 The Message
“We are going to love – love and be loved. First, we were loved, now we love. He loved us first.” – 1 John 1:19 The Message
Jesus teaches us. Matthew 22:37-40 the most important scripture love God with all your heart soul mind and strength central idea throughout the Bible.
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
Jesus replied, “ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:36-40
What should we do?
1. Prep for daily relationship time with God.
2. Thank God for your salvation.
3. Think about who God is and what God has done.
4. Write what is true.
6. Share the journey and ask questions.
7. If it’s not working, ask for help.
Spiritual growth is a benefit of making a loving relationship with God the center of your life.
Some resulting benefits:
Then we will be giving the Holy Spirit more opportunities to bring about spiritual growth in us.
We go from: “I know about God’s agape love, but a mixture of selfish eros love rules me.” To a place of: “As receive God’s love and then set my love on God, agape love shapes me, and selfishness is pressed out.”