The Greatest Commandments

The Greatest Commandments

Nov 17, 2019

Passage: Micah 2:1-13

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: The Coming of the King: Study through the book of Micah


Main Idea:
A love for God will lead to a love for neighbor

  • Matthew 22:37-40: “What is the greatest commandment?” And to this question Jesus responded, “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.”


  1. Honesty
    (Micah 2:1, 6, 11)
    • John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

  2. Contentment
    (Micah 2:2)
    • Exodus 20:17: “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”
    • Luke 22:42: “Father if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
    • Philippians 2:5-7:“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”

  3. Humility
    (Micah 2:3-5)
    • Philippians 2:8-11: “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

  4. Compassion
    (Micah 2:8-9)
    • Mark 6:34: “34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.”


  1. Hope
    (Micah 2:12-13)
    • Luke 4:17-19: 17 Andthe scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”