Mark 12:28-34 “The Greatest Commandment (and what you need to keep it)”

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Mark 12:28-34  To be clear, the commandment to love God and our neighbor is one we’re going to break. The bad news is we’re sinners who fall short of even keeping one or two commandments. But the good new is the gospel!

Jesus fulfilled these top two commands (and all 613) when He died in loving obedience to the Father: fully devoting Himself heart, soul, mind, and strength on the cross.  Knowing the joy of fellowship with God in heaven, Jesus laid down His life so His “neighbors” could have that same joy with Him (John 17:13). By faith in Christ we are forgiven for not always loving, and we are given a new heart to start loving like God has loved us (Ephesians 5:1). Now you can love God and your neighbor out of the overflow of God’s love to you.

Mark 12:28-34 “The Greatest Commandment (and what you need to keep it)”