Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

When:
October 31, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021-10-31T11:00:00-04:00
2021-10-31T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
311 Blue Grass Trail
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Morris Fleischer
5405447085

It is true that some people are just simply easier to love than others.  However, given the greatest commandment, Jesus doesn’t let us off the hook when loving others is hard.  Our message, The Greatest Commandment, will come from Mark 12:28-34.

Mark 12:28-34 (NRSV)

28One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?”  29Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’  31The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no other commandment greater than these.”  32Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; 33and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ —this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”  34When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”  After that no one dared to ask him any question.