"I will run in the path of your commandsfor you have set my heart free"- Psalm 119:32 (NIV)
Mark 1:A Disciple loves God passionately Mark 2:A Disciple loves the Word of God
Mark 3:A Disciple has a deep, dominant prayer life Mark 4:A Disciple gives up in order to gain
Pretends to be your friendStarts the rumor that keepsyou from being promoted
Mark 5:A Disciple loveslike God…Why does it matter?Reflecting God glorifies God
Church is the body of ChristThe visible representationOf Christ upon the earth
Church is the body of ChristThe visible representationOf Christ upon the earthWhat people see in usIs what they know of Jesus
How we treat one anotherHow we treat those outside the FamilyHow we treat our enemies
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By thisall people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”- John 13:34-35(LGLP)Context: Dirty Feet!
"I'm trying to love her…""I just don't love you anymore…""I just love you SO MUCH right now"
God's Love= Agape: Selfless vs. "What's in it for me?"Unconditional vs. "Don't screw up" Sacrificing vs. "Not if it costs me"
God's Love comes fromWho he isAnd is proved byWhat he has committed toFor God so loved the world…
I can only love people as God intendedIf I love God as Christ providedWe love because he first loved us
Only if I know GodCan I love others like GodImplications for all relationshipsSelfless, Unconditional, Sacrificial
I only love GodIf I love people If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen- 1 John 4:19-20
A Zealot and a Tax CollectorWalk into a BarWhat changed? Emotions and Convictions?
A Zealot and a Tax CollectorWalk into a BarWhat changed? Emotions and Convictions?Love beyond their capabilities
God wants more through youFor your worldThan you can possibly conceiveHis love working through you
Why does it matterif I love like God loves?Because God wants to do moreIn this ValleyThan is currently being done
Love is not an emotionBut a decision of the willTo serve peopleAccording to their needs
Love is not an emotionBut a decision of the willTo serve peopleAccording to their needs Whether they deserve it or notEven if it means sacrifice
“If you love me, you willobeywhat I command…Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me… He who does not love me will not obey my teaching- Jesus, John 14:15, 21, 24