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Love & Obedience

Scriptures Referenced: (John 14:15-27, 1 John 2:3-6, Mark 1:14-15, Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, John 13:34, Romans 12:18, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15, John 3:16-18)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, September 29, 2019

About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

John 14:15-27

15If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. 25These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (KJV)

1 John 2:3-6

3And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. (KJV)

Mark 1:14-15

14Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. (KJV)

Matthew 22:37

37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (KJV)

Mark 12:30

30And 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. (KJV)

Matthew 22:39

39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (KJV)

Mark 12:31

31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (KJV)

John 13:34

34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (KJV)

Romans 12:18

18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. (KJV)

Matthew 28:19

19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV)

Mark 16:15

15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (KJV)

John 3:16-18

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)


Love & Obedience
John 14:15-27

Main Point: Our love for Jesus must translate into obedience to His teachings and commands. v. 15, v. 21, v. 23
*John echoes this teaching in His letter - I John 2:3-6

~Can’t obey without the Holy Spirit’s power – that’s why Jesus asked the Father to send Him. Have you repented and put your faith in Jesus Christ?!

What are His commands and teachings?
1. Repent and believe the Good News! Mark 1:14-15

2. Love God with all your heart. Mt. 22:37 & Mk. 12:30
-Don’t have any idols
-Honor & worship ME first (Everyday & includes church)
-glorify & serve ME only in your life (practical aspect)

3. Love your neighbor as yourself. Mt. 22:39 & Mk. 12:31
-forgive as you have been forgiven (did you deserve it?!)
-do good to others (Golden rule – we want their good)
-Love one another (as I have loved you) John 13:34
-live in peace (if possible as far as depends on you Rom.12:18

4. Share the Good News of Christ’s forgiveness! Mt. 28:19
-tell people that Christ died for their sins! Matthew 26:28
-tell people that they can be forgiven and have new life! John 3:16-18

*The indwelling Spirit will teach you all things and remind you of Jesus’ words. v. 26. *Jesus gives us His peace as we live this out in this crazy world. v. 27