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Jesus, Scripture, Love, and Commandments

by on May 24, 2014

The Greatest Commandment –

Love is the most powerful human emotion
Components of love –
Truth –there can be no love without truth
“Tough love” – willing to be disliked when you tell the truth because of love
“Bold love” – willing to confront wrong and sin because of love
God’s love – Heb. 12:6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens
And scourges every son whom he receives
Parental love – Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son
But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
Romans 13:10 – Love is the fulfilling of the law
John 21 – Do you love me? Peter was grieved. Does love grieve the one loved?
John 13:35 – By this shall all men know that you are my disciples – if you love each other
1 Timothy 1:5 The purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart
From a good conscience, and from sincere faith,

Lev. 19:18 – not avenge nor grudge, but love – Are law suits acceptable for beleivers?
Deu. 6:4-9 – Shema – commandments shall be in your heart + practical application
Mark 12:28-34 – love is more than sacrifice – Isaiah 1
Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and
By the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
Mercy, love, grace Balanced with Truth, justice, righteousness.
Love with truth are the ingredients of life and healing.
What does Jesus mean when He says, Love your enemies, neighbor, self?
What is the opposite of love – Hate? Apathy? Politics?

Illustrations –
Did Jesus love the scribes and Pharisees? Did He love Nicodemus? Did He love Peter?
Has God scourged you?
Has God used your wrong attitudes or behavior to scourge one of His children?

The way information is presented shapes the way people think
The way love is understood shapes the way people live
Definition of love -1. I will never intentionally harm you.
2. I will always want what is best for you.
3. I want you to be everything that God wants you to be.

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