The Essential Commandment Paperback

A Disciple's Guide to Loving God and Others

by Greg Ogden;

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The Essential Commandment

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Is it really possible to live out the Great Commandment?

When a rich young ruler asked Jesus what the greatest commandment is, Jesus gave a clear and simple answer:

"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."

But what does the Great Commandment look like on the ground, in our day-to-day lives? And can we even come close to living it out?

Jesus, Greg Ogden believes, has a simple answer to that too. He writes, "Jesus didn't follow [the Great Commandment] up by saying, 'I know I'm asking a lot, but do the best you can. I know you'll never fully approximate this high and lofty goal, but it's still worth striving for.' . . . Jesus thinks this is possible." And with Jesus, Ogden has found, it is possible-and essential.

In this practical, in-depth handbook, Ogden draws from his years of pastoral experience training and discipling others to help us truly be changed by Christ into people who love God and love others with all that we are. Following the format of his bestselling Discipleship Essentials, each chapter includes:

A core truthA memory verseAn inductive Bible studyA reading on one aspect of the Great Commandment

Thoughtful questions will also help you examine your heart and life and move you to open yourself to God's transforming work.

Above all, Ogden helps you see that the Great Commandment is actually a great invitation to join God in bringing his kingdom to earth. And as you learn to do so, you'll find that the greatest commandment leads to the greatest life possible.

The Essential Commandment by Greg Ogden was published by IVP Connect in November 2011 and is our 52309th best seller. The ISBN for The Essential Commandment is 9780830810888.

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"By the time you finish this book, you will wonder why more authors have not made the Great Commandment their central focus."

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Details for The Essential Commandment

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherIVP Connect (November 2011)
Number of Pages202
Thickness18 mm
Height251 mm
Width178 mm
Product Code4012877
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