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Potential and Possibility - Great Commandment

July 15, 2012 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Passion - The Gospel of Mark

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Mark 12:28–12:34

Quick Review


Arrival and Authority of Jesus


One simple word: ALL

Mark's Gospel - 12:28-34

Commanding the Scene (v28)

Greatest Command? Top 10?

God Centered (v29-31)

The Shema

Deuteronomy 6:4-6

Love God and Love Neighbor

  • All calls us ______________
  • All calls us to ____________
  • All calls us to ____________

Loving God Slays Selfishness

Love and Risk

Love and Commandments

John 14:15-21; John 8:31, 32

Loving God Frees us to Love Others

Great Hope (v32-34)

Following Jesus

Potential becomes Possible and then by faith becomes Actual through the Gospel

Community Meditation Questions

Growing in knowledge

  • What does a clear statement of the truth of Monotheism give us? What are the "gods" of our world? Your heart?
  • Read Matthew 22:34-40. Jesus tells us that on the commands to "Love God and Love Neighbor" depend all the law and the prophets. What do you think he means by this?

Feeling life deeply

  • When you are called to LOVE God with ALL that you are, how does this make you feel? Does it feel risky? How does the word "ALL" land with you? Scary? Exciting?
  • Read John 14:15-24 and discuss this statement: Love leads to trust, trust leads us to follow, following leads to relationship.
  • How can we follow God when we don't feel like it? What gifts has God given his people to help them?

Living with courage

  • How does the call for ALL move you to repentance? To faith? Where does this move you forward in loving God and others? Get specific? Where do you need to repent? Where do you need to trust Christ to help you love better?

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