TITLE: What does God want from you more than anything?
TEST: Matthew 22:34-40, Deuteronomy 6:1-9
THEME: God wants you to love Him more than anything else.
I. Our understanding of God __________________how we relate to him. (34-36)
A. The question is: "What is the greatest commandment?"
B. It was asked antagonistically - as a ___________.
C. It was asked with a legalistic view of God.
II. God wants loving Him to be our highest ___________________.
A. Jesus quotes "The Shema" from Deuteronomy 6.
B. We should love God because He first loved us.
C. Our love for God should ___________all other relationships.
III. Love for God should _______________us to obey Him.
A. The law helps define what loving God looks like.
B. We obey the law to _________ the God we love.
C. Loving God makes obedience a joy - not an obligation.