36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40
One on One with Jesus
He didn't need us but we need Him.
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." John 14:23
You can't do this collectively. You have to meet Jesus yourself and have a relationship with Him.
Are you looking to get to know Jesus better than you do?
"3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."
If you know Jesus, you know the Father.
"6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
"15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." John 15:15
Read the Word, listen and let the Spirit guide you.
One on One with Christian brothers and sisters
We need to get involved and engaged with each other.
"11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
"A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity." Proverbs 17:17
"Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12
There will be suffering. The world will overcome us if we don't have Jesus. With Jesus we can overcome the world.
One on One with the Lost
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2-3
Look at Jesus's example with: Zacchaeus, the paralytic, the woman at the well and Peter.
And Jesus physically touched people when he didn't have to: Peter's mother, the lepers, the blind -- The untouchables were touched by Jesus.
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
"12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12
Follow the steps of Jesus
"21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps." 1 Peter 2:21
"15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect," 1 Peter 3:15
Do life as Jesus does. If you have received, give. If you received give it. How much did Jesus give for me? Sacrifice yourself for others always. Be last.
"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 2:1-4