Valuing Love 

Mark 12:29-31

"You were just involved in a ship wreck, and now you're in a rubber raft with your spouse. You have in the rubber raft a set of flares, enough food for a week and five gallons of water. You can't make it to land without throwing one thing overboard. What do you throw overboard?" If you say, "My spouse" I'm glad you here, you obviously need to have one more lesson in this series! We're going to talk today about the value of love. Jesus was asked a values question once. Values are all about what is the most important thing. Jesus was asked the ultimate values question. Some teachers of the law of the Old Testament came to Him and said, Jesus, there's lots of commands of God in the Old Testament. You've got the Ten Commandments and then you've got a lot of others. But, what's the most important? That is a values question. You have His answer on your worksheet.

(Mark 12:29-31) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Today, we are going to close out our study on building our lives upon values that last with a look at the most important value of all; the value of love.

I. Identify or Define What Love Is.

II. Demonstrate or Exemplify Love

  • Be patient in Love
  • Be kind in Love
  • Don't Be Prideful in Love
  • Don't Be Unseemly in Love
  • Don't Quit on Love