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The greatest command. THE BIG QUESTION – What is the question, and why is it so important? 1. Jesus’ reply – what He might have said and what He DID say Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your and with all your soul and with . (Mark 12.30). 2. How do we love God?

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The greatest command

The greatest command

THE BIG QUESTION – What is the question,

and why is it so important?

1. Jesus’ reply – what He might have said and what He DID say

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your and with all your soul and with . (Mark 12.30)

Following Jesus: Lesson One


The greatest command

2. How do we love God?

Love is a motive; it is a heart thing. The same

action can be done for a variety of motives.

1) Offering to God everything we do.

2) Obeying Him in everything we do.

3) Doing everything in His presence.

4) Leaning on Him, or depending on Him.

5) Loving others.

Wrong motives?

Following Jesus: Lesson One


The greatest command

3. Peter, do you love me?

1) Knowledge is not enough

2) Guilt is a poor foundation

Because we love Him

  • We joyfully follow Him.

  • We joyfully keep His word.

  • We joyfully put Him first.

  • We joyfully stop doing what’s wrong or going our own way.

  • We joyfully read the Bible, pray and worship; we joyfully come together to worship.

Following Jesus: Lesson One


The greatest command

4. Growing in love

… is what Christian life is all about!

Memory verse:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

(Mark 12.30)

Following Jesus: Lesson One


The greatest command

Following Jesus: Lesson One


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