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What is the most important thing in life and the ministry?‎

April 28, 2009

In life and the ministry it is fundamental that we be clear that what is truly important is to love God and our neighbor. There will always be urgent things calling for our attention, but our lives must be directed by what is most important.

We must not be distracted with the urgent to such an extent that we neglect to do the most important thing. Don’t allow the preparing of Bible studies, church programs, Sunday sermons or rehearsal of music to distract you from what is most important in life and ministry: Loving God and your neighbor.

Jesus’ immediate response to the question of what was most important was to repeat the well known passage from Deuteronomy 6:5, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”: God first, God last, and God forever, All of God, and for God and by God, Loving God with all the passion of our inmost being.

There must not be anything in this world that is more important, more attractive, more vital, more necessary, and more urgent, than to love God with all that we are and our neighbor as ourselves! Matthew 22:37-40

William Jaimes, Pastor

Iglesia Bautista Hispana “Agape”, Tulsa, OK

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeff permalink
    April 28, 2009 8:35 pm

    Thanks William for the timely reminder…

  2. Hannah permalink
    April 29, 2009 7:06 am

    It was pretty timely! We are right there in 1 John 3:11-24 LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Thanks William for the reminder 🙂

  3. Gordon permalink
    May 1, 2009 2:21 pm

    back to basics…great!

  4. jerry permalink
    May 1, 2009 4:27 pm

    This post makes me think of the Gaither song
    Loving GOD, Loving Each Other,
    Making Music With My Friends,
    Loving GOD, Loving Each Other,
    And The Story Never Ends.
    Thanks William

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