Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Living a Life of Love: Seeking Revival – Our Need

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:7-10

C. Seeking Revival: The Need – Our Love to God: 1 Cor. 13:13, 1 Tim. 1:5, Matt. 22:34-38, Deut. 6:5, Mark12:28-30, Luke 10:25-27

– The source of loving God is from Him: 1 John 4:19, Rom. 5:5b

– The fervency of our love for God comes by meditating on His love: 1 John 4:10

1. The Priority of Obeying the Great Commandment: Matt. 22:38-40, Mark 12:28-30

a. It is the purpose of our creation and re-creation: Gen. 1:26-31, Eph. 4:20-24, Eph. 1:4

b. It is the chief activity in heaven enabling true worship: 1 Peter 1:3-9, 1 Thess. 4:9, 1 John 2:4-6

2. The Substance of obeying the Great Commandment: Mark 12:28-30, Luke 10:25-27

a. Demands our whole being: all our hearts, minds, souls

1st – We cannot love the things of the world more than God: 1 John 2:15-17

2nd – No human relationships can replace the Lord: Luke 14:26

3rd – No call to suffer can be rebelled against or refused to embrace: Luke 14:27

4th – No holding onto the things of this world can be entertained: Luke 14:33

b. Demands our greatest efforts: All our strength