Matthew 22:34-38Matthew 22:34-38
Matthew 22:34-38Matthew 22:34-38 - But when the- But when thePharisees heard that he had silencedPharisees heard that he h...
3535One of them, an expert in religiousOne of them, an expert in religiouslaw, tried to trap him with thislaw, tried to tr...
3737Jesus replied,Jesus replied, “‘You must love the“‘You must love theLord your God with all your heart, allLord your God...
PhariseesPhariseesProminent religious party whoProminent religious party whoprided themselves on theirprided themselves on...
SadduceesSadduceesJewish political and religiousJewish political and religiousparty who didnt believe in theparty who didn...
LoveLove(agape)(agape)The Divine loveThe Divine lovedefined in 1 Corinthians 13.defined in 1 Corinthians 13.
ShemaShema(Hear – Deut. 6:4-9)(Hear – Deut. 6:4-9)The foundational statementThe foundational statementof Jewish law.of Jew...
TheThe WholeWhole PersonPersonNot PartsNot Parts
The Love of GodThe Love of GodBernard of Clairvaux
First Degree of LoveFirst Degree of LoveLove of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSake
2 Tim 3:1-22 Tim 3:1-2 - You should know this,- You should know this,Timothy, that in the last days there willTimothy, tha...
They will be boastful and proud,They will be boastful and proud,scoffing at God, disobedient to theirscoffing at God, diso...
Second Degree of LoveSecond Degree of LoveLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSake
Psalm 116:1Psalm 116:1 - I love the Lord- I love the Lord becausebecausehe hears my voice and my prayer forhe hears my voi...
Love of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSakeLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSake
Third Degree of LoveThird Degree of LoveLove of GodLove of God forfor God’sGod’s SakeSake
Psalm 34:8Psalm 34:8 - Taste and see that the- Taste and see that theLord is good. Oh, the joys of thoseLord is good. Oh, ...
Psalm 142:5Psalm 142:5 - Then I pray to you, O- Then I pray to you, OLord. I say,Lord. I say, “You are my place of“You are...
Love of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’s SakeSelf’s SakeLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’s SakeSelf’s SakeLove of GodLove ...
Fourth Degree of LoveFourth Degree of LoveLove of SelfLove of Self forfor God’sGod’s SakeSake
Galatians 2:20 -Galatians 2:20 - My old self has beenMy old self has beencrucified with Christ. It is no longer Icrucified...
John 14:23-24 -John 14:23-24 - Jesus replied, “AllJesus replied, “Allwho love me will do what I say. Mywho love me will do...
2424Anyone who doesn’t love me will notAnyone who doesn’t love me will notobey me. And remember, my wordsobey me. And reme...
Which of the 4 LovesWhich of the 4 Lovesbest representsbest representsyour love for God?your love for God?
Love of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSakeLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSakeLove of GodLove of...
How can you grow more in aHow can you grow more in aHolistic LoveHolistic Lovefor God?for God?
Matthew 22:34-38Matthew 22:34-38
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  1. 1. Matthew 22:34-38Matthew 22:34-38
  2. 2. Matthew 22:34-38Matthew 22:34-38 - But when the- But when thePharisees heard that he had silencedPharisees heard that he had silencedthe Sadducees with his reply, they metthe Sadducees with his reply, they mettogether to question him again.together to question him again.
  3. 3. 3535One of them, an expert in religiousOne of them, an expert in religiouslaw, tried to trap him with thislaw, tried to trap him with thisquestion:question: 3636“Teacher, which is the“Teacher, which is themost important commandment in themost important commandment in thelaw of Moses?”law of Moses?”
  4. 4. 3737Jesus replied,Jesus replied, “‘You must love the“‘You must love theLord your God with all your heart, allLord your God with all your heart, allyour soul, and all your mind.’your soul, and all your mind.’3838This isThis isthe first and greatest commandment.the first and greatest commandment.NLTNLT
  5. 5. PhariseesPhariseesProminent religious party whoProminent religious party whoprided themselves on theirprided themselves on theirstrictstrict outwardoutward following offollowing ofGods law.Gods law.
  6. 6. SadduceesSadduceesJewish political and religiousJewish political and religiousparty who didnt believe in theparty who didnt believe in theresurrection.resurrection.
  7. 7. LoveLove(agape)(agape)The Divine loveThe Divine lovedefined in 1 Corinthians 13.defined in 1 Corinthians 13.
  8. 8. ShemaShema(Hear – Deut. 6:4-9)(Hear – Deut. 6:4-9)The foundational statementThe foundational statementof Jewish law.of Jewish law.
  9. 9. TheThe WholeWhole PersonPersonNot PartsNot Parts
  10. 10. The Love of GodThe Love of GodBernard of Clairvaux
  11. 11. First Degree of LoveFirst Degree of LoveLove of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSake
  12. 12. 2 Tim 3:1-22 Tim 3:1-2 - You should know this,- You should know this,Timothy, that in the last days there willTimothy, that in the last days there willbe very difficult times.be very difficult times. 22For people willFor people willlove only themselveslove only themselves and their money.and their money.
  13. 13. They will be boastful and proud,They will be boastful and proud,scoffing at God, disobedient to theirscoffing at God, disobedient to theirparents, and ungrateful. They willparents, and ungrateful. They willconsider nothing sacred.consider nothing sacred. NLTNLT
  14. 14. Second Degree of LoveSecond Degree of LoveLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSake
  15. 15. Psalm 116:1Psalm 116:1 - I love the Lord- I love the Lord becausebecausehe hears my voice and my prayer forhe hears my voice and my prayer formercy.mercy. NLTNLT
  16. 16. Love of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSakeLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSake
  17. 17. Third Degree of LoveThird Degree of LoveLove of GodLove of God forfor God’sGod’s SakeSake
  18. 18. Psalm 34:8Psalm 34:8 - Taste and see that the- Taste and see that theLord is good. Oh, the joys of thoseLord is good. Oh, the joys of thosewho take refuge in him!who take refuge in him! NLTNLT
  19. 19. Psalm 142:5Psalm 142:5 - Then I pray to you, O- Then I pray to you, OLord. I say,Lord. I say, “You are my place of“You are my place ofrefuge.refuge. You are all I really want in lifeYou are all I really want in life..NLTNLT
  20. 20. Love of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’s SakeSelf’s SakeLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’s SakeSelf’s SakeLove of GodLove of God forfor God’s SakeGod’s Sake
  21. 21. Fourth Degree of LoveFourth Degree of LoveLove of SelfLove of Self forfor God’sGod’s SakeSake
  22. 22. Galatians 2:20 -Galatians 2:20 - My old self has beenMy old self has beencrucified with Christ. It is no longer Icrucified with Christ. It is no longer Iwho live, but Christ lives in me. So Iwho live, but Christ lives in me. So Ilive in this earthly body by trusting inlive in this earthly body by trusting inthe Son of God, who loved me andthe Son of God, who loved me andgave himself for me.gave himself for me. NLTNLT
  23. 23. John 14:23-24 -John 14:23-24 - Jesus replied, “AllJesus replied, “Allwho love me will do what I say. Mywho love me will do what I say. MyFather will love them, and we willFather will love them, and we willcome and make our home with eachcome and make our home with eachof them.of them.
  24. 24. 2424Anyone who doesn’t love me will notAnyone who doesn’t love me will notobey me. And remember, my wordsobey me. And remember, my wordsare not my own. What I am telling youare not my own. What I am telling youis from the Father who sent me.is from the Father who sent me. NLTNLT
  25. 25. Which of the 4 LovesWhich of the 4 Lovesbest representsbest representsyour love for God?your love for God?
  26. 26. Love of SelfLove of Self forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSakeLove of GodLove of God forfor Self’sSelf’s SakeSakeLove of GodLove of God forfor God’sGod’s SakeSakeLove of SelfLove of Self forfor God’sGod’s SakeSake
  27. 27. How can you grow more in aHow can you grow more in aHolistic LoveHolistic Lovefor God?for God?
  28. 28. Matthew 22:34-38Matthew 22:34-38

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