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September 25, 2022

Vision: To be a Christ-centered movement of Hope and Healing

How do we seek to follow Jesus today?

Mark 12:28-34
28 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?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” 32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33 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.” 34 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. 

1. Love God (Worship): Be with Jesus

  Mark 12:29-30
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  

Essential Elements of a Person

Heart: spirit/will, capacity to choose
Soul: integrates all of the various parts of a person into one single life.
Mind: thoughts and feelings 
Body: primary energy source or strength  
Social Dimension: relationships.
Mark 3:14 He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

2. Love One Another (Formation): Become like Jesus.

Mark 12:31
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[ the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.  

3. Love Our Neighbor (Mission): Do what Jesus would do if He were us.

Mark 12:32-33
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33 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.” Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Next Steps:

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- Love God (Worship): Be with Jesus. • BELIEVE in Jesus Christ and align your life priorities after His. • BE baptized and express publicly that Jesus Christ alone is the leader of your li • Participate in Sunday worship gatherings regularly • Give financially to Flood Church consistently and sacrificially  
- Love One Another (Formation): Become like Jesus. • Participate in or lead a Flood Group.  
- Love Your Neighbor (Mission): Do what Jesus would do. • Serve on a Flood Team. • SHARE Christ in the circles where you have influence in both word and deed.

NEXT STEPS

+ Participate in a Flood Group / Course

Practice Recognizing Jesus in Community @ Half Day Retreat 9/24

Express Your Faith Through Baptism @ The Bay 9/25