613 Laws Summarize Into Two

Lawyers Ask About LawCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » to Test JesusGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... »

(MatthewThe Physician Doesn’t Want Her Daughter be Entertained, but Look What She Does to Get What She Wants. Read more ... » 22:34-40)

By Rev. Dr. Sergio ArevaloLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... », Jr.

Oct 26, 2014

20th Sunday after PentecostBear Jesus’ Yoke to Unburden Your Yoke. Read more ... » (ERLCHow Does Jesus Prepare His Disciples for Missions?. Read more ... » Youth Sunday & Reformation Sunday)

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Today we are celebrating the ERLC Youth Sunday, and at the same timeHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » we are celebrating the Reformation Sunday.

Reformation Day is a religious“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » holiday celebrated alongside All Hallows’ Eve, in remembrance of the Reformation, particularly by LutheranThree Important Roles of Christ’s Disciples. Read more ... » and some Reformed churchProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » communities.

Martin LutherThree Important Roles of Christ’s Disciples. Read more ... »’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the church doorThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » on October 31, 1517, provoked a debate that culminatedTetelestai! Tetelestai! Tetelestai!. Read more ... » finally in what we now call the Protestant Reformation. (ligonier.org/blogTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... »/what-reformation-day-all-about/).

In the United States churches often transfer the holiday, so that it falls on the Sunday (called Reformation Sunday) on or before October 31, with All Saints’ Day moved to the Sunday on or after November 1.

The liturgical color of the day is red, which represents the Holy SpiritYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... » and the MartyrsThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » of the ChristianI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... » Church. Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our GodIsaiah’s Prophecy on the Coming of the Savior. Read more ... »is traditionally sung on this day. It is also traditional in some Lutheran schools for schoolchildren to hold Reformation Day plays or pageants that re-enact scenes from the lifeWhat is Life?. Read more ... » of Martin Luther (cute-calendar.com/event/reformation-day/17821.html).

In our passage, we have also a reformer, actually the great reformer of human historyIn Everything Give Eucharist!. Read more ... », Jesus ChristCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... ». Like Martin Luther, he used the Word of GodThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » to reform the heartsThe Greatest is Love. Read more ... » of the people. Like Luther, he experienced challenges from religious people. In our passage, the PhariseesLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... » tested him by asking a difficult questionLeaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... ». Indeed,

 I. Jesus is Tested by the Pharisees on the Great CommandmentThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... ».

Teacher“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... », which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” (Mt. 22:36).  It’s a difficult question since the JewsTetelestai! Tetelestai! Tetelestai!. Read more ... » have had 613 laws called Mitzvoth. Here are some of the laws of Mitzvoth: (1) To knowHow to Know the Presence of the Holy Spirit?. Read more ... » that God exists (Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6); (2) To circumcise the male offspring (Gen. 17:12; Lev. 12:3); (3) To prayProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » to God (Ex. 23:25; Deut. 6:13); (4) To recite graceWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » after meals (Deut. 8:10); (5) To loveThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... » all human beings who are of the covenantYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... » (Lev. 19:18); (6) Not to cherish hatred in one’s heartThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » (Lev. 19:17); (7) Not to bearThree Things Expected of a Disciple. Read more ... » a grudge (Lev. 19:18); (8) To love the stranger (Deut. 10:19); (9) Not to commit“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » sodomy with a male (Lev. 18:22); (10) Not to break a vow (Num. 30:3); (11) Not to practice observing times or seasons -i.e. astrology (Lev. 19:26); (12) Not to tattoo the body like the idolaters (Lev. 19:28); and (13) To show honor to a PriestGod Calls the Boy Rather than the Priest. Read more ... », and to giveThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » him precedence in all things that are holy (Lev. 21:8).

Indeed, it was a difficult question, but Jesus answered the Pharisees the greatest commandment is to love the LordIsaiah’s Prophecy on the Coming of the Savior. Read more ... » our God.lovegod-lovepeople

II. Jesus Answers that the Greatest Commandment is to Love the Lord Your God

Matthew 22Why the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... »:37-38 says, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mindI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... ». This is the greatest and most importantThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... » commandment.”

Deut. 6:5 says, You are to love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strengthHow Does Jesus Prepare His Disciples for Missions?. Read more ... ».” MarkThe Son Will be Coming Soon with Power and Glory. Read more ... » uses heart … soul … mind, and St LukeGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... » add “strength.” In Deuteronomy, the wordsHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » are heart … soul … might or strength.

Heart includes the emotions, will, purpose; soul, the spiritual faculties; mind, the intellect, the thinking faculty. This greatest commandment was written on the phylactery which the “lawyer” was probably wearing (See Mt. 23:5, Cambridge BibleThe King Who Authorized KJV Bible Was a Freemason. Read more ... »).

In practical sense how are we going to love God? I suggest the following: (1) Let’s pray to God regularly; (2) Let’s comeFollow Me: The Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... » to church to attend Bible studies and worship God; (3) Let’s serve God through His servantsCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... ». (4) Find the needs of the church and try to help.

III. Jesus Answers that the Second is to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Again Jesus said in Matthew 22:39-40, “You must love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the ProphetsThis Man Trusts His Workers But Look What They Do to His Son and Messengers. His Envoys Do Not Return so He Comes Back with Vengeance!. Read more ... » depend on these two commandmentsHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... ».”greatestcommandment1

Probably Jesus cited Leviticus 19:18, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” From Lev.19:18. ManYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... » ought to love his neighbor, (1) not as he does love himself, but as he ought to love himself; (2) not in the same degree, but after the same manner, i.e., freely and readily, sincerely and unfeignedly, tenderly and compassionately, constantly and perseveringly (W. Burkitt).

Cases ariseProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » where man ought to love his neighbor more than his life, physical life, and has done so, sacrificing it for his fellows, his country, and the church, in imitation of the example of ChristGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... » and the martyrs (Popular Commentary on the New Testament).

On May 2, 1962, a dramatic advertisement appeared in the San Francisco Examiner: “I don’t want my husband to die in the gasHow Does Jesus Prepare His Disciples for Missions?. Read more ... » chamber for a crime he did not commit. I will therefore offer my services for 10 years as a cook, maid, or housekeeper to any leading attorney who will defend him and bring about his vindication.”

One of San Francisco’s greatest attorneys, Vincent Hallinan, read about the ad, and contacted Gladys Kidd, who had placed it. Her husband, Robert Lee Kidd, was about to be tried for the slaying of an elderly antique dealer.

Kidd’s fingerprints had been found on a bloodstained ornate sword in the victim’s shop. During the trialMy Prayer During the 2014 National Day of Prayer Celebration . Read more ... », Atty. Hallinan proved that the antique dealer had not been killed by the sword, and that Kidd’s fingerprints and blood on the sword got there because Kidd had once toyed with it while playfully dueling with a friendLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... » when they were both out shopping.

The jury, after 11 hoursThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... », found Robert Kidd to be not guilty. Attorney Hallinan refused Gladys Kidd’s offer of 10 years’ servitude (sermonillustrations.comThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... »).

In this storyThe Protagonist Narrates the Trailer of His Story, His Avid Fan Does not Like it. Read more ... » we can see the love of the wifeA Man Accidentally Found Hidden Treasure in Other’s Field. Look What Did He Sacrifice to Get It.. Read more ... » to her husband, and at the same time the love of the lawyer to fellowman for not accepting the wife’s payment of 10 years’ servitude.

Conclusion

You might say that it is very hard to love other people, especially if he or she does not belong to our club, gang or church, or if they have different principles in life, or if they have different beliefs. But our Lord, Jesus Christ, mandated us to love God, and to love our fellowmen as ourselves. Actually we can only love God via people around us. If we cannot love people around us who are visible, how can we love God who is invisible? Then how can we exercise and execute love? We might learn something from this true story.

Newspaper columnist and pastorProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » Dr. George Crane tells of a wife who came into his office full of hatred toward her husband. “I do not only want to get rid of him, I want to get even. Before I divorce him, I want to hurt him as much as he has me.”two-commandments

Dr. Crane suggested an ingenious planHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » “Go home“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » and act as if you really love your husband. Tell him how much he means to you. PraisePGF the Lord!. Read more ... » him for every decent trait. Go out of your wayHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » to be as kind, considerate, and generousThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » as possibleThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... ». Spare no efforts to please him, to enjoy him. Make him believeHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » you love him. After you’ve convinced him of your undying love and that you cannot live without him, then drop the bomb. Tell him that you’re getting a divorce. That will really hurt him.”

With revenge in her eyes, she smiled and exclaimed, “Beautiful, beautiful. Will he ever be surprised?” And she did it with enthusiasm.

Acting “as if.” For two months she showed love, kindness, listeningGod Calls the Boy Rather than the Priest. Read more ... », giving, reinforcing, and sharing. When she didn’t return to his office, Dr. Crane phoned her, “Are you ready“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » now to go through with the divorce?”

“Divorce?” she exclaimed. “Never! I discovered I really do love him.”

Her actions had changed her feelings. Motion resulted in emotion (sermonillustrations.com).

She learned to love her husband by acting out her love. Likewise if we want to experience love, let us acting out love. Love begets love.

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