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What Does Love Look Like? (2 of 6)
Series: Back on Track
Pastor Jeff Schreve
2 Samuel 6:1-5
Love! Love is a word that's used a lot. It's talked about. It's written about in love poems and love stories. It's sung in love songs. We use the word love a lot. But what does love look like? If you were to put a face on love, what would you see?
When a man is in love with a woman, what does that look like? Those two are in love. How about when a couple has a little baby, and the love that they feel for that little one? How about the love that a child has for a pet? How about the love that some people have for food? The face of love.
Well, hey, what does it look like if you really love God? What's the face of love for those who really and truly love God? You know, Jesus was asked one day about the greatest commandment. A lawyer was questioning Him, and said, "What is the greatest commandment in the law?" And Jesus quoted from Deuteronomy chapter 6, and He said, "The greatest commandment is you shall the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment." Hey, this is the number one thing. The greatest commandment of all is to love God with all that you got. Do you love God that way?
You know, we have a saying at our church that comes straight from Scripture. What is our purpose for being as Christians? What's our purpose as a church? Three things: loving God, loving people, reaching the world for Christ.
The very first one: loving God, why, because that's the greatest commandment. If you're not loving God you've missed it. You've missed the greatest thing that the Lord has called us to do. And in that same passage in Matthew 22, where Jesus said, "The greatest commandment is to love God…" right on the heels He, He said, "…and to love your neighbor as yourself." That's the second greatest commandment. So what are we to be about? We're to be about loving God. We're to be about loving p ...
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