Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
"tzedakah" - Hebrew word generosity and righteousness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Righteousness)
Promo next week "Terumat hamaaser": the first tithe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terumat_hamaaser. God is interested in you saving. Not just about giving to church.
Matt 22:37-40. Which is the great commandment? Love the Lord your God, love your neighbour. Not so much about asking the question, but showing others around him how much he knows. The Law had 600+ laws. You can either memorise the whole Torah, but everything hinges on loving God, loving people. These are not two commands, but one. How I love God is how I love people. How I love people demonstrates how I love God.
Matt 7:21-27. Do you know God? There is a measure that God uses for people who know him.
Luke 13:22. How does God define it to know Him?
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37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (ESV)
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ (ESV)
22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. (ESV)
3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (ESV)