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Loving People a Priority in Your Church?

Priority to Love PeopleAfter Jesus identified love for God as the first and greatest commandment, He said:
“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Matt. 22:39)


In addition to loving God and helping others learn to love Him, the second greatest purpose we can have as a church is to love people as He loves.

Ways to Show People Love and Make Loving People a Priority

1)  Share the good news with them.

2)  Build a relationship with them.

3)  Value them and the contribution they can make to the kingdom of God.

4)  Encourage and help them in their walk with God in practical ways.

You’ll find the above points in the Steering the Church Toward God’s Purposes Leadership Guide in the form of a brief assessment for leaders of how well they and the Body they serve evidence love for people.


4 Replies to “Loving People a Priority in Your Church?”

  1. Absolutely.

    The church I attend has a tag line of “building a house of love” – we don’t always get it right but we are trying.

    • None of us always get it right but it certainly does help to know where we should be going. You have probably heard the saying, “Aim at nothing and you’ll hit it every time.” By God’s power, a tag line can become more and more of a reality. “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight” (Phil. 1:9).

  2. Good morning brothers and sisters in Jesus. My name is Roger K, I was graduated in Theological College in Alberta, Edmonton here in Canada. Briefly i want to say I was touched by this, I can see they still brothers and sisters willing to connect with others Christians around the globe, what i am asking is simple, prayers and prayers alot of prayers, . . .

    • Hello, Roger. I praise God this material has been meaningful to you. Yes, we certainly can take time to pray for you and the work God has given you to do in His name.

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