Man's Greatest Commandment From God
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
December 17, 2017
Central Passage
Mark 12:28-34
Subject
PM Series
Description

INTRODUCTION:

            A.        God’s love for man has been clearly demonstrated:

                        1,       Old Testament -  Husband for a wife; Isaiah 54:5-6

                        2.        Father for a child; Hosea 11:1-4

                        3,        New Testament – John 3:16-17

            B.        God’s love offers either reward or punishment; Deuteronomy 30:19-20

            C.        God gave His best and accepts nothing less; Romans 12:1-2

            D.        A study of “Man’s Greatest Commandment From God”

I.        FROM AWE TO FEAR TO LOVE: Exodus 20:18-21

            A.        A command to love; Deuteronomy 6:4-5: 13:1-4

            B.        Israel was told to love God; Deuteronomy 30:6, 16, 19-20

II.       LOVE FOR GOD; THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT:  Mark 12:28-34

          A.          All the law and prophets hang on these; Matthew 22:36-40

          B.          More important than offerings and sacrifice; Mark 12:33

          C.          Essential to eternal life; Luke 10:25-28

          D.         We must love God more than anything else: Matthew 6:33

                       1.         More than our possessions; Matthew 6:24

                       2.         More than our family; Matthew 10:37

                       3.         More than life itself; John 12:25

III.     LOVING GOD; WHY AND HOW:

           A.        We should love God “because He first loved” us; I John 4:10, 19

                       1.         Sent Jesus to die for us; John 3:16

                        2.         Forgives our sins; Luke 7:39-47

            B.        We show love for God by accepting Jesus; John 14:23

            C.        We show love for God by loving one another; I John 4:20-21

BLESSINGS OF LOVING GOD:  Romans 8:28

            A.        No mind can imagine all that God has prepared; I Corinthians 2:9

            B.        God will care for us and give us eternal rest; Psalm 23:1; II Timothy 4:6-8

CONCLUSION:

           A.        God’s love is always available; II Peter 3:9

           B.         The choice is yours; Joshua 24:15

            C.        What choice have you made: what is your first love?

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