Prioritized Schedules: The Second Priority

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Church Leadership Basics: God’s Purpose for the Church
Prioritized Schedules Include God's Greatest Priority to Love
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When asked about the Greatest Commandment, Jesus broke it down into two commandments. He said the “first and greatest commandment” was to love God with the whole of our being. While He stressed that love for God is our number one priority and that He gets our “all”, He went on to mention the second priority — loving others as we love ourselves.

Loving God with “all” of who we are doesn’t mean we forget people or that we don’t etch out time to take care of ourselves. Love for God spills over into loving others. We can’t love God without loving people (1 Jn. 4:20). Our love relationship with God is what makes it possible to love others.

Number Two Priority for Prioritized Schedules: Love Others as you love yourself

Notice the command: Love your neighbor.

Notice the standard: Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

The Steering the Church Toward God’s Purposes Leadership Guide includes the content on this page with some input about each of the above points and some questions to reflect on how your time use demonstrates love for people.

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