09/01/2020 Ezra’s Discussion: Love God & Love One Another

Did you know that God loves you?
(Cares for us, wants the best for us, sacrifices for us)

God loves us, and wants us to love Him. Loving God is what is best for us all. There is danger in loving something else with our full capacity to love in a way that is only meant for God. (Worship, trust, allegiance)

Did you know that God wants us to love each other?
(Caring for others, being protective for, sacrificing our wants for, and considering each other valuable and worthwhile, (like we may naturally only do for ourselves)

Would you like if others loved you in this way?

God loves us and wants us to love each other.

“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
-2 John 1:6 (NIV)

Gods commands can mostly be reduced to those two things. When He was asked,

“Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
-Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)

Let’s pray: