Love God with All Your Heart
[Due to a technical problem, the entire sermon was not recorded. This episode picks up about t7 or 8 minutes into the sermon. Sorry for the inconvenience.]
At one point in his ministry, Jesus is asked the question “Which is the most important command?” Another way to read that would be: “Of the more than 600 commands in the Jewish text, which is first?” Jesus answers, “The most important one is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'” (Mark 12:30) This series digs into that command piece by piece as we examine what it looks like for believers today to live out this “first” command.
The first sermon in this series looks at the heart. Loving God with all of our hearts has a lot to do with a recognition of the gift available to us in Jesus Christ. When our hearts are turned to Christ, a veil is removed that allows us to clearly see, understand and comprehend the glory of God. This lesson looks at Paul’s imagery of the veil of our hearts being removed in Christ and looks back to a story in the Old Testament from which Paul borrows the imagery of a veil or covering.
Scriptures: Exodus 34:27-35, 2 Corinthians 3