I. The Commandment to Love and Fear God
Read Mark 12:29-31
First, the whole process of learning about making disciples and completing assignments has to be filled with love for God and for dying people.
Read Deuteronomy 6:2
Second, the whole process of learning about making disciples and completing assignments has to be permeated with the fear of God.
II. Showing God’s Love and Mercy to People
It is amazing to read Luke 15:11-32. This is the story about the prodigal son and the heart of the Father. It can be said that the son has trampled on everything the Father invested in him, and decided to build his life outside of the Father and his family. Life death the prodigal son a cruel lesson, and he decided to come back. Notice how the Father reacts – filled with genuine, limitless love.
Read Luke 15:20-24. How do these verses describe the Father’s heart in relation to the son?
Read Luke 5:29-32. What was Jesus’ motivation to spend time together with tax collectors and sinners?
III. Behind the Great Commission Stands the Great Commandment
If our heart is filled with passionate love for God, this love will be shown through our love for our neighbor. This is made absolutely clear in Mark 12:29-31. Without a doubt the Great Commission is based on our passionate love for God.
What is the link between the commandment to love God with all your heart and soul and the Great Commission? Write the conclusion in the comments section.