Shortcutting What Matters
1 John 2:4-6
"Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did."
"Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. For seven days celebrate the festival to the Lord your God at the place the Lord will choose. For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete."
1 John 1:2-4
"The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete."
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."
1 John 2:15-17
"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever"
I will be complete by the…
Lust of the flesh - Temptation to feel vs. Integrity
Lust of the eyes - Temptation to have vs. Generosity
Pride of life - Temptation to Be vs. Humility
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Neighbor as yourself."
My calling is from my savior. I make my decisions based on loving the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul with all my mind.
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