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I Truth #2 -ILove

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I Truth #2 -ILove

  1. 1. iTruth #2 iLove
  2. 2. Love <ul><li>What are some popular love songs? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some things the Bible tells us about love? </li></ul><ul><li>Share some ways other Christians have shown love to you. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Love God <ul><li>What is the “greatest commandment?” </li></ul><ul><li>Mk 12 30-31 “heart, soul, mind, strength” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Agapao” very deep love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ heart” our deep, inner passions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ soul” our eternal being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ mind” our decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ strength” our actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Love God with everything you’ve got. </li></ul><ul><li>Video Clip </li></ul><ul><li>Have you been loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Love God <ul><li>2 Major traps in loving God: Legalism & Liberalism </li></ul><ul><li>When have we loved God enough? </li></ul><ul><li>Mt 16:24, 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Which is more spiritual, to read the Bible or take a walk with your spouse? </li></ul><ul><li>James 4:17 “In the same way, faith, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead!” </li></ul><ul><li>Our love for God should flow out of our relationship with Him on daily basis. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Love Others <ul><li>The 2 nd Greatest Commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself” </li></ul><ul><li>10 Commandments: 1 You shall have no other gods before me, 2 No idols, 3 You shall not misuse the name of the Lord, 4 Remember the Sabbath & keep it Holy , 5 Honor your mother & father, 6 Do not murder, 7 Do not commit adultery, 8 Do not steal, 9 Do not lie, 10 Do not covet. (Ex 20) </li></ul><ul><li>Love God & Love People </li></ul>
  6. 6. Love Christians <ul><li>I Jn 1:7-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Verse 9 God not only loved us, he put His love into action which teaches us that if we love others, our actions should show it. </li></ul><ul><li>Vs 12 “but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” </li></ul><ul><li>This is usually not difficult, love other Christians. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Loving Non-Christians <ul><li>Why should we love the unsaved? </li></ul><ul><li>Reason #1: We used to be “the unsaved.” </li></ul><ul><li>Reason #2: Command Romans 13:8-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Christ loved us before we loved Him and now that we’re saved, we need to pass this love onto others. </li></ul>
  8. 8. iTruth #2 <ul><li>iTruth #1: God is the source of all real truth. </li></ul><ul><li>iTruth #2: God is love: We must love God & love others. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love is an action </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Small Group Discussion <ul><li>Who do you have the most trouble loving (God, fellow Christians, the unsaved) & why? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we love “our neighbor” as ourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Take the concept of James 4 “faith without works is dead” and the truth that we are to love God & love people and share how you are doing at putting your faith into action by loving God and people. Where do you need to improve? </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul>