“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” (Matt. 22:37-38)
If loving God with the whole of our being is the greatest commandment, then the greatest purpose we can have as a church is to love God and help others learn to love Him.
Ways to show love to God:
1) Worship Him.
Let God know how much we adore Him. Make the worship service truly about Him. Praise Him throughout the week. (Rom. 12:1)
2) Communicate with Him.
Let God know how much we trust Him. Incorporate prayer into all we do from planning to preparation to presentation. Pray continually. (1 Thess. 5:17)
3) Learn about Him.
Let God know how much we want to know Him. Study His Word and present an adequate picture of Him to others as communicated in His Word. (2 Tim. 2:15)
4) Obey Him.
Let God know how much we revere Him. Line up with His ways and purposes. Listen to Him. (1 Jn. 5:3)
5) Give Him our best.
Let God know how much we value Him. Put in the time and effort into ministry He deserves. (1 Cor. 10:31)
6) Care about what matters to Him.
Let God know how much we identify with Him. Tap into the heart of God. Love as He loves. (1 Jn. 4:19-21)