By Ray Geigley

As we continue our series “Not the Jesus We Want”, I invite you to prepare yourself to hear the message God may want to speak by meditating on the story recorded in Luke 7:36-47.

On Sunday we will hear God’s command to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (mind).”   Until then, I invite you to think about:

How would I describe and measure God’s love for me?

Do you fully believe God wants the best for you?

How would I describe and measure my love for God?

What do you think is God’s greatest desire?  What does He long for?

Can love be commanded?

Is loving God an emotion, a feeling, or a decision?

Why is it so hard to love God?

Can you say with Asaph in Psalm 73:25-26 – “Whom have I in heaven but you?  And earth has nothing I desire besides you.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Let us ponder together these questions, listening for God’s “Do you love me?” appeal.