Summary: We can show how much we love God by obeying His commandments
JOHN 14:15-If you love Me, keep My commandments.
If We Love Jesus, We Will Sacrifice What We Want For What He Wants.
If He sacrificed His life for us, the least we can do is live our lives for Him.
Letter from a family member, you read them over and over again because you they loved you and you loved them.
God has wrote you a love letter!
If you don’t love Jesus you shouldn’t teach Sunday School
If you don’t love Jesus you shouldn’t play the piano!
If don’t love Jesus you shouldn’t be a deacon!
If you don’t love Jesus you shouldn’t lead the singing!
And you shouldn’t preach if you don’t love Jesus!
A lot of problems that happen in church, would disappear if people would fall back in love with Jesus!
When you love someone you enjoy talking to them!
Just think about dating couples, and how many hours they spend texting or talking on the phone! (My son over 2000 text in one month)
How much time do spend talking to Jesus?
Not how much time you spend asking Him for something, but how much time do you spend talking with Him to get to know Him better!
John 14:21-He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
Manifest-clear to see or understand
1 John 2:4-He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 3:18-My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
The Ten Commandments, God doesn’t care about them hang on a wall in the White house, the Court house, or your house but what God does care about are they in your heart and in your life!
John 21:15-So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”
A husband and wife didn’t really love each other. The man was very demanding, so much so that he prepared a list of rules and regulations for his wife to follow. He insisted that she read them over every day and obey them to the letter. Among other things, his ’do’s and don’ts" indicated such details as what time she had to get up in the morning, when his breakfast should be served, and how the housework should be done.
After several long years, the husband died. As time passed, the woman fell in love with another man, one who dearly loved her. Soon they were married. This husband did everything he could to make his new wife happy, continually showering her with tokens of his appreciation. One day as she was cleaning house, she found tucked away in a drawer the list of commands her first husband had drawn up for her. As she looked it over, it dawned on her that even though her present husband hadn’t given her any kind of list, she was doing everything her first husband’s list required anyway. She realized she was so devoted to this man that her deepest desire was to please him out of love, not obligation.