Closer View (2-26-17)

WHO GETS TO DEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO LOVE GOD?

DEUTERONOMY 6:1-5 DEFINES IT.

“HEAR!”  (6:3 & 4)

2 PRINCIPLES ON LOVING GOD WE MUST HEAR

1-  LOVING GOD MEANS OBEYING RULES.  1-3

GOD DEMANDS.

GOD DEFINES.  (John 13:17, 14:15, 21, I John 5:2-3)

“THAT YOU MAY”:  THE FIRST IS ABOUT PREPARATION.

“THAT YOU MAY”:  THE SECOND IS ABOUT PROLONGING.

IT’S ABOUT GETTING MORE OUT OF LIFE.

“THAT YOU MAY”:  THE THRID IS ABOUT PROSPERITY.

IT’S ABOUT GETTING MOST OUT OF LIFE.

2-  LOVING GOD MEANS A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP.

FIRST, IT HIGHLIGHTS THE LORD’S NAME.

TWICE, IT EQUATES THE LORD WITH SOMETHING.

HE IS OURS, AND HE IS ONE.

HE IS OUR ONE AND ONLY.

EVERY OTHER NATION IN THEIR WORLD WORSHIPED MULTIPLE, VISIBLE GODS.

THE LORD’S PEOPLE WORSHIP ONE, INVISIBLE GOD.

LOVE FOR GOD IS ESSENTIAL.  (Mark 14 / John 21, Revelation 2:4, Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 7:21-23, I John 4:20)

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD MUST BE PRIORITY #1.