1. Marks of a Disciple: Supreme Love.

by Mary Beth on May 5, 2017

Jesus himself makes explicit statements in the four gospels,

about following him; being a disciple.

This post begins a series of posts,

examining the marks of a sincere disciple of Jesus.

1.  Supreme & Incomparable Love for Jesus.

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“My people have committed two sins:

They have forsaken me, the spring of living water,

and have dug their own cisterns,

broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”  ~Jeremiah 2:13

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“Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me;

anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me

is not worthy of me…”  ~Matthew 10:34-37

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“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother,

his wife and children, his brothers and sisters,

-yes, even his own life-he cannot be my disciple. 

And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”

~Luke 14:25-26

Am I this type of disciple?

What am I putting forth?

Jesus calls us to love Him more than ALL the others.

“To live is not wealth.  To live is not worldly success. 
To live is not sex.  To live is not family.  To live is Christ.
We were created by Jesus and for Jesus,
the merciful Savior who stood in our place and offers us new life.”   ~Trip Lee

His love to me, compared to others, is incomparable.

 

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To meet and commit to Jesus Christ, will be a total life change.

When we receive a new heart, and a new Spirit,

it is reflected in a new focus and change of lifestyle.

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The LORD enters the door of our hearts to be LORD of all,

heart, soul, mind and strength.  ~Deuteronomy 6:5

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“The highest pinnacle of the spiritual life is not happy joy

in the unbroken sunshine,

but absolute and undoubting trust in the love of God.”

~A. W. Thorold

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“…The LORD our God, the LORD is one, 

And you 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” 

~Mark 12:28-30

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“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit,

who is in you, whom you have received from God? 

You are not your own;

you were bought at a price. 

Therefore honor God with our body.”  ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20

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It’s a call to love above all,

with a wholehearted love.

How many things do I run too? 

Which door do I open again and again for life other than Jesus?

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“I am the way, and the truth and the life.”  ~John 14:6

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Judy Calfee June 29, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Mary, I love the encouragement that we love with a “whole-hearted love”…just beautiful! Thank you.

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Mary July 4, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Thanks Judy, you’re a dear sister with encouragement!

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