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Humble Pie?

humble pie

I have been writing about how the Bible can be summarized in Matthew 22:36-40 as love God; love people. I covered the love God part in: Love Rules?, Love Hurts?, and Less is More?

So what about the second part – how are we to love people?

Before being crucified, Jesus gave His last commandment to his disciples in John 13:34-35: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

So if we are to love people as Jesus loved how did He love? What is the model of love? Sure Jesus took care of needs, He provided, He taught, He heeled, but most of all He loved by being humble: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in God's Love


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Love Rules?

Love Rules

I recently posted about life not being complicated (Life’s Complicated?) which attempted to answer the question: With all of the verses, commandments and instructions in the Bible how do we know what to do?

Jesus answered this in Matthew 22:36-40: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 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.”

These verses can be summarized by: love God; love people. So how do we do that? Specifically, how do we love God? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Prayer


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