Talk Outline

Talk Outline

February 25 | Luke Dahlenburg

A Big Debate & True Devotion

Bible Reading: Mark 12:28-44


Do you love God?

Start: What’s Most Important?

Mark 12:28-34

Who are the Scribes? Experts in Torah law. Well respected teachers who enjoyed the first seats in the synagogues, people rose to their feet when they entered a room and wealth from patrons. Status they had, but not wealth.

Scribe asks Jesus to distil the essence of what makes belief in the God what it is, that without it, it would be something else.

See: Deuteronomy 6:4-5 and Leviticus 19:18.

  1. Hear: the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
  2. Love: the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
  3. Love: your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.

Jesus is inviting you and me to hear God’s voice as the alternate voice to your inner one, to love him and to let this be our foundation for loving him, ourselves and others.

Stop 1: The Identity of the Son of David

Mark 12:35-37 and Psalm 110:1

Stop 2: A life of love

Mark 12:38-44 and Mark 10:45

Do you love God?