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  • The Two Great Commandments

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 18, 2017

    Trying to live by the two great commandments begins with understanding them. It doesn’t end there, but it begins there.

    The Two Great Commandments (Matthew 22:34-40) 1. What is the difference between these two true stories. Here is the first one. 2. My cell phone quit as I tried to let my wife know that I was caught in freeway gridlock and would be late for our anniversary dinner. I wrote a message on my more

  • Wash Your Hands Or Heart?

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Aug 23, 2018

    Theme: Righteousness and Rituals This sermon deals with what really matters - how do we deal with all the rules, rituals and traditions we find in our churches? What really matters?

    Scripture: Mark 7:1-23 Title: Should You Wash Your Hands or Your Heart? Theme: Righteousness and Rituals This sermon deals with what really matters - how do we deal with all the rules, rituals and traditions we find in our churches? What really matters? INTRO: Grace and peace this morning more

  • Loving God, Loving People.

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 274 ratings

    The two great commandments: 1- Loving God 2- Loving People

    INTRO.- ILL.- There was a not-too-bright fellow who decided to become a counterfeiter. He hired an engraver of equal intelligence, and they proceeded to produce some counterfeit money. By some mix-up, the money turned out to be $11 bills. Not wanting to waste the effort, the crook decided to more

  • Pegology - The Great Commandments

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Oct 30, 2012

    This sermon uses a unique prop to help people understand the two great commandments

    The Greatest Commandment? [ Pegology ] Matthew 22:34-40 [[[Turn in your bible to Exodus 20. In the pew bible it is on page 66. ]]] A group of Pharisees came to Jesus one day and asked, "Which is the greatest commandment?" You and I would think that was a fair question. And of more

  • North, South, East And West Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 12, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Just as the two Great Commandments are both vertical and horizontal, so spiritual growth comes predominantly from vertical and horizontal sources.

    North, South, East and West (1 Thessalonians 5:23-28) Like an X and Y axis in Algebra, so spiritual growth comes from both vertical and horizontal directions. 1. God has a lot of work to do in our lives; for some of us, God has cleared away the biggest hurdles, but there are plenty of lesser more

  • Called In Family To The Family Of God

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 13, 2013

    The Church, in Her Liturgy, continues the work of Jesus on earth, calling all in unity to obey the two great commandments.

    Monday of First Week in Course January 12, 2013 Sacrosanctum Concilium Today we begin reading the Letter to the Hebrews, in which the author writes what may be the first theology of the atonement. We also see Peter, Andrew, James and John being called to be disciples, and ultimately apostles, more

  • Loving God And Others Midrashim Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    The Two Great Commandments -- loving God and loving others -- cannot be separated. Yet they can be contemplated because they are aimed in two directions.

    Loving God and Others Midrashim (Deuteronomy 7:6-11 with John 3:16, 5:20-24, 14:21; Deuteronomy 10:18-19, Leviticus 19:18 with Luke 6:31, 10:25-37) 1. The World is changing. It used to be that the world’s tallest buildings were all in the U.S.; but not for quite some time. 2. DUBAI (AFP) – more

  • Overcome The World! Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Nov 18, 2012

    As we obey the two great commands we overcome the world. Living for God, serving all people.

    Overcome the World! How deep the Fathers love for us! (Stuart Townend) How deep the Father’s love for us, How vast beyond all measure That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure How great the pain of searing loss, The Father turns His face away As wounds which more

  • Two Great Commandments, Love Your God And Love Your Neighbour. How Exactly?

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Nov 30, 2016

    How do you love God and you love your neighbour as yourself, neighbours you cannot stand. That is a hard question to answer, but that is what we are commanded to do.

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 4th November 2012; St Oswald’s is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. The readings for today are: Ruth 1:1-18 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34 Our text for more

  • Labor Day 2013

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Sep 5, 2013

    Labor Day is a holiday that should have never been needed. The Labor movement and what it has turned into is what happens when people do not live according to the two great commandments!

    Tomorrow is Labor Day and this is Labor Day weekend! There are a couple of important things we all need to know about Labor Day and what it means to us … 1) It is not fashionable to wear white after Labor Day (hopefully this only applies to outer wear …) 2) It is not appropriate more

  • "ten Lords," Ten Commandments

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 29, 2018

    Anything that causes us to turn our backs on the two great commandments–love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves–is sin, and needs the healing power, the forgiving power of Christ.

    January 3, 2019 Tenth Day of Christmas According to one interpretation of the overused carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, this tenth day is the one which adds “ten lords a leaping” to the list of gifts given us by our true love, Jesus Christ, who is the “partridge in a pear tree.” The ten lords, more

  • The Love Of God And The Ten Commandments

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Aug 26, 2015

    God tries to restore our relationship with him through the Ten Commandments and the two Great Commandments. We can’t ignore this relationship. If it is to be an exclusive relationship, God must be our number one priority.

    The Ten Commandments define the life God wants us to have with him and with each other. Every aspect of our lives is to show that we belong to God. The Ten Commandments are minimum standards for a just society and are the framework for how we are to live our lives. We are to reflect God’s more

  • What’s The Greatest Rule Of All?

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Nov 26, 2015

    If we follow the two Great Commandments we will naturally obey the rest of the Commandments…and we won’t need a long list of things we can and can’t do.

    Good morning boys and girls! Do you have a lot of rules that you have to obey? Where are these rules? Why do you think it’s so important to have lots of rules? Why do you think it’s important to obey them? Boys and girls, rules are very important because they keep us from more

  • Whose Guarding Your Heart?

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Feb 21, 2019

    This sermon focuses on guarding your inner sacred space; your Holy of Holies - your heart. It shares how we can protect our heart by allowing God's Holy Spirit to rule and reign.

    Scripture: Proverbs 4:23- 27; Matthew 22:35-40 Theme: Guarding Your Spiritual Life Title: Whose Guarding Your Heart? This sermon focuses on guarding your inner sacred space; your Holy of Holies - your heart. It shares how we can protect our heart by allowing God's Holy Spirit to rule more

  • The Greatest Commandment Of All

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Apr 27, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    We are to love God with all our lives, including our work. Doing so restricts our activity to the straight and narrow path that God has created for us to walk on. It is the basis of our obedience to God.

    A few years ago, Billy Graham answered a letter in his daily newspaper column from someone who was upset that churches and charities don’t pay a cent in taxes. The writer was upset that he had to “pay until it hurts”. In his reply, Dr. Graham said that if all the food banks, more