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Series - The Way - The Way to Love

Series: The Way 

Title: The Way To Love 

Text: Mark 12:28-345


Religion is good advice. The Gospel is good news. 


What is God’s dream for your friends? 


The Way Of The Kingdom Brings: 

  • New Beginnings 
  • Impact 
  • Fight our Enemy 
  • Friendship 
  • Growth 
  • Retreats
  • Rest 
  • Hospitality 
  • Servanthood 
  • Generosity 
  • Love 


The Way to love is the way to the Kingdom. 


One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”


“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31 


  1. The Way To Love has its beginning and ending in God. 


Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. The Shema Deuteronomy 6:4-9


2. The Way to love lives in the tension of what is legal and what is mercy. 



 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.  To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”


 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18 


In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.  A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. Luke 10:30-32


"Give away love like you're made of the stuff; we're rehearsing to spend eternity together.”

Bob Goff | Love Does 


3. The Way to love is the Way. 


When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. Mark 10: 28:-34 


The Way of Jesus and His Kingdom - Is this just head knowledge to be stored away or are these heart convictions that need to be given away? 


The Way Of The Kingdom Brings: 

New Beginnings 

Impact 

Fight our Enemy 

Friendship 

Growth 

Retreats

Rest 

Hospitality 

Servanthood 

Generosity 

Love