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  • 1. 2-10-2013
  • 2. 1 John 4:19We love Himbecause He lovedus first.
  • 3. Deuteronomy 6:4,54 Israel, listen to me. The Lord isour God. The Lord is the one andonly God. 5 Love the Lord yourGod with all your heart and withall your soul. Love him with allyour strength.
  • 4. Mark 12:30The first commandment is you should love the Lord your God with all.We have a Maker to love – before we have a neighbor to love.
  • 5. Why Is Love the Great Command?
  • 6.  Love Accomplishes What God Requires. • Romans 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
  • 7.  Love Lifts Us Above Trying To Earn Our Way. • Faith and love are really inseparable. • Faith is a conviction about what’s true; but then it does something – it actually loves.
  • 8. So Just Love Him:• Seek opportunities to love Him; and use your God-given capacities to love Him.• Have willingness and a desire to love Him.• Seek His good.
  • 9.  Love Is The Most Effective Motivation. • God invites and tells us there are two reasons we should love Him. –One reason is: He loves us. –Second, because of who HE is.
  • 10.  Love Is The Most Excellent Way To Live. • The way of love is on the inside. When you are in love: –It is about passion. –It is authentic. –There is realness about it.
  • 11. Religion On The Outside:• will harden your heart; but love will soften it.• can make it all about pride; but love will humble you• can make you demanding; but love will make you a servant
  • 12. • God does not ask a single thing of you that He does not give you already.• He invites and expects our BIG LOVE because of His GREAT LOVE.
  • 13. • This first and Great Commandment shows us passion for God!• We need a new fire in our hearts. We need to be redder hot for God than we currently are.