What it Means to be Spiritual

Message by Joshua Mutter – March 20, 2022

Big Idea: Jesus helps us understand what should be at the heart of our religious lives

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. Mark 12:28-34 NIV

Observation –  Jesus welcomes those who are spiritually seeking 

Point #1 – Jesus teaches us that loving God is at the heart of our our religious lives.

Point #2 – Jesus teaches us that loving others is also at the heart of our religious lives.

Point #3 – Jesus invites us to allow him to show us how to love God and love others.

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