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Christian Life Program Talk 5 – THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL: LOVING GOD

Christian Life Program Talk 5 – THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL: LOVING GOD

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Christian Life Program Talk 5 – THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL: LOVING GOD

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  1. Christian Life Program Talk 5 – THE CHRISTIAN IDEAL: LOVING GOD

  2. Focus of CLP 2nd Module • How can we live successfully as Christians in the modern world? • How can we apply God’s plan to experience His power and His peace? CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  3. The Christian Ideal: Loving God • Ideals are important to move us on • Simply pursuing good goals falls short • God made loving Him a commandment of the highest priority CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  4. Some ways to express love for God • Psyching up pious feelings • Philantrophic endeavours • Acts of piety NOT wrong but inadequate! CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  5. God’s Commandment Read Mark 12:28-30 Love God: • with all our HEART • with all our MIND • with all our STRENGTH CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  6. Love God with all our HEART • Meaning of heart = “will”, based on commitment & decision to love • Total commitment to Him • Put Him first in our life – requires: • decision to obey Him • personal relationship with Him • spending regular time with Him CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  7. Love God with all our MIND • Keep mind clean and holy • Use mind according to God’s truths • Preoccupy mind with things of God • Protect mind from unholy influences • Use mind actively for God’s purposes CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  8. Love God with all our STRENGTH Give God all our resources • Money • Time CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  9. JESUS, our model in loving God • Dedicated to accomplish mission • Obedient unto death • Constantly seeking the Father’s will CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  10. LOVING GOD Requires the power of THE HOLY SPIRIT! CLP Talk 5 - The Christian Ideal: Loving God

  11. Christian Life Program Talk 5 – The Christian Ideal: Loving God