Socrates: “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living”
Mark 12:30 (NLT) “You must love the Lord your God with all your HEART, all your SOUL, all your MIND, and all your STRENGTH.”
Romans 12:9a (Msg)“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it.”
1. TALKERS LOVE GOD WITH THEIR HEARTS.
Matthew 15:18 (Msg) What comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart.
Psalm 40:10 (NLT) “I have not kept this good news hidden in my heart; instead I have talked about Your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone …of Your unfailing love and faithfulness.”
• PURPOSE: The world need communication!
Proverbs 12:18 (NLT) Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
Proverbs 12:18 (NLT)“The words of the wise bring healing.”
Proverbs 14:3 (NLT) “The words of the wise, keep people out of trouble.”
• WEAKNESS: The more you talk the more likely you are to say the wrong thing.
Proverbs 10:19 (TEV) “The more you talk, the more likely you are to sin.”
Proverbs 17:27 (TEV) “Those who are sure of themselves do not talk all the time.”
• WARNING: You also have to act.
Proverbs 14:23 (TEV) “Get to work and you’ll earn a living; if you just sit around talking you’ll be poor.”
Proverbs 29:19 (LB) “Sometimes mere words are not enough – discipline is needed.”
2. FEELERS LOVE GOD WITH THEIR SOULS.
• PURPOSE: The world needs compassion.
Ephesians 4:32 (NLT) “Be kind and compassionate to each other, tender-hearted, for-giving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”
• WEAKNESS: They are more tempted by emotions/feelings.
1 Peter 2:11 (LB) “Since your real home is in heaven, keep away from the evil pleasures of this world; they are not for you, for they fight against your very souls.”
• WARNING: Let God lead you!
Galatians 5:16 (TEV) “Let the Spirit direct your lives, and you will not satisfy the desires of the human nature.”
3. THINKER LOVE GOD WITH THEIR MINDS.
Psalm 119:97 (TEV) “How I love Your law! I think about it all day long.”
• PURPOSE: The world needs consideration.
Lamentations 3:40 (CEV) “We should think about the way we are living, and turn back to the Lord.”
• WEAKNESS: Pride and Indecision
1 Corinthians 8:1 (GW) “Knowledge makes people arrogant, but love builds them up.”
2 Timothy 3:7 (GW)“… always studying but are never able to recognize the truth.”
• WARNING: Practice humility……. Practice what you know!
Proverbs 3:7 (NLT) “Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.”
James 1:22 (NIV) “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
4. DOERS LOVE GOD WITH THEIR STRENGTH.
Psalm 116:16 (Mes) “Oh, God, here I am, Your servant, Your faithful servant: set me free for Your service!”
• PURPOSE: The world need contribution
Romans 12:1 (CEV) “Offer your bodies to Him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God.”
• WEAKNESS: Overworked
Psalm 127:2 (LB) “It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, fearing you will starve to death; for God wants His loved ones to get their proper rest.”
Jeremiah 2:25 (Msg) “Slow down. Take a deep breath. What’s the hurry? Why wear yourself out? Just what are you after anyway?
But you say, ‘I can’t help it. I’m addicted to alien gods. I can’t quit.’
• WARNING: Slow it down
Proverbs 23:4 (ICB) “Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to show restraint.”