One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31)
This morning as we continued our series, “Fully Orbed” we explored what it might mean to love God with all our mind. The word that Jesus used in Mark 12 form ind can mean three things: knowledge, understanding and imagination.
- This week how can you increase your knowledge of God? Where are there gaps in your knowledge base about God or the Christian faith?Who can help you narrow the gap?
- How can you grow in your understanding? Are there particular concepts or ideas about the faith where your understanding could deepen? Who could help you deepen your understanding?
- How might God be inviting you to stretch your imagination? How big is your vision for God and what God might want to do in you, with you, and through you? Who could help you dream a God-sized dream?
Here is our complete worship flow:
- Let the Praises Ring (Lincoln Brewster)
- Mighty Fortress (Aaron Shust)
- This Is Amazing Grace (Riddle and Wickham)
- Scriptural Reflection on Psalm 42:1-3 AND Isaiah 41:18-20
- I Need You Now (Matt Redman)
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (Fully Orbed: With All Our Mind)
- Love the Lord (Lincoln Brewster)
You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this weekend in worship at The Worship Community.