Gospel for Dummies

August 21, 2009

I’ve heard people say that if you get two Christians together you’ll have three opinions. Seems, those who follow Christ disagree on alot of things. There’s the sprinkler crowd and the dunking crowd. You have the “once saved always save” people and the “slip up and you’re going to hell” people. Some like music loud. Others like it boring… I mean more mellow. (See what I mean!)

We can disagree on alot of things but Jesus really simplified things when He was asked about the most important commandment. This is what He said:

Matthew 22: 36″Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

This is the Gospel for Dummies. Put in one of those yellow and black books and it would only be a couple of pages long. Two Steps: 1. Love God 2. Love other People

LOVE GOD
If we’re honoring God with EVERYTHING and EVERY area in our lives, we’re taking the first step. This doesn’t include a “tip of the hat” to God and then going our own way. He’s serious about wanting a relationship with us. Even Satan “believes” in God.

LOVE OTHERS
Put others needs above your own needs. Most everyone loves those that are easy to love. What about those that make it hard for us to love them. That’s what separates the “men from the boys” … or is it the “sheep from the goats?” God has called us to love and that love flows from God, through us, to others when we walk in Christ.

The Gospel for Dummies… I’m one of God’s slow kids. Not always fast to catch on to things. I’m glad He made it easy to understand. Love God, #1 Love Others, #2   We can disagree on alot of things, but these two steps are something that hopefully, we can all agree on!  Do you agree?

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