The Heart of Obedience

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Preached at the Sunday Morning service on October 17, 2010 by Pastor Ray Bertolet.
Part of the Big 10 series.

How many of us look at a list of things to do and decide which is the most important thing and start there and don't really worry if we get to the other things on the list? We also like to do the least amount of work possible. Many of us heard about “cliff notes.” Some people use them to completely avoid reading a book.

Doing as little as possible is nothing new. However, sometimes we want to know how to do just enough to get by and stay out of trouble. This was a issue back in Jesus time. The Pharisee lawyer asked Jesus a question to trap me and create a priority system with regards to the law.

Matt 22:34-40 34 But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. 35 One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" 37 And He said to him, " 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' 38 "This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 "The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' 40 "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."

Tags: 10 commandments, cliff notes, God, greatest, love, neighbor, number one, samaritan, teachers

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  1. Sandra Workman says:

    Pastor Ray – Harry and I just listened to your message. Again, very soul searching and thought provoking. I think of the Scripture passage that says “Examine yourself and see if your in the faith”. This is a daily walk – keep on being filled with the Spirit – confessing sin and renewing right fellowship with the Lord. Good exhortation! Blessings, H&S

  2. Donna Coverdale says:

    God wants us to Himself, with no idols before Him. This message helps us to realize how easy it is to become distracted from the things of the Lord in our daily lives.

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