This five-week series examines Mark 12:30-31 and the command to love God with heart, soul, mind, strength, and to love our neighbour as ourselves. When we are living “all in love” we are fulfilling the greatest commandments.
Part 1 - All Your Heart
Our heart is the “vital centre” of our being – everything flows from our heart. In order to love God with “all our heart” we need to allow the Gospel to cut to our heart and bring our naturally deceitful heart into alignment with the heart of God.
Part 2 - All Your Soul
Our soul is the totality of our actions and the consequences of our will, desire, and character. The world is at war for our soul. We love the Lord with all our soul by dedicating the totality of who we are to have victory in this war.
Part 3 - All Your Mind
Our mind is our spiritual barometer. To love the Lord with all of our mind means making sure that the “mind” doesn’t simply justify what the heart loves and the will chooses, instead the mind makes the heart and will accountable to the written word.
Part 4 - All Your Strength
Our strength comes from being plugged into the strength of God. Loving God with all our strength means making sure we are putting on the full armour of God so that we can love God with a greater intensity, and a higher level of quality, and a superior abundance.
Part 5 - Your Neighbour
Loving our neighbour as ourselves means not looking for loopholes in the way we act towards our neighbours, but to live knowing that every part of Scriptures hangs off the commands to love God and love our neighbour.