LOVE GOD LOVE OTHERS

At the heart of being a disciple of Jesus is loving well. This requires us experiencing connection with God, with others and with ourselves. In the life of Christ, we see someone who practiced loving God and loving others unlike anyone else. Jesus was asked by a religious lead, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” (Matthew 22:36) Jesus summarized the entire Bible for us,

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.
And the second is like it:
Love your neighbor as yourself.
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

Jesus
During this time of change we want to encourage our church to get back to the heart of God through Loving Him and Loving Others. How can I begin to develop a love for God?

LOVE GOD


Rhythm

Develop a rhythm to life that sets aside space for God to be with you and you to be with God.

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Pastor Craig's RhythmSimplified Rhythm of Life

If you have questions,
please contact Pastor Craig at craig@westwoodchurch.bc.ca


LOVE OTHERS


As we think about loving others in this season our suggestion is to keep it SIMPLE:

SERVE - Choose to put others needs first. How can you serve others in your family, neighborhood, city, etc.?
INVEST - with your time, money and skills.
MERCY - Care for those in need and practice forgiveness and reconciliation.
PRAY - Pray with and for people.
LISTEN - Take the time to have conversations where you truly listen to others and seek to understand them.
ENCOURAGE - Bless people through life giving words of truth.
Printable Daily ChallengesLOVE OTHERS - Nov 1-7
Printable Daily ChallengesLOVE OTHERS - Nov 8-14
Sunday, November 1

Send an encouraging email to the first person that came to your mind. You have no idea the impact you can have with a simple “send.”

Monday, November 2

Tell someone, “Jesus loves you!” Remember, whoever finds Jesus finds life!

Tuesday, November 3

Practice gratitude today. Not only will it help your mindset, it will impact others.

Wednesday, November 4

Tell someone, “You matter to me!” We need each other, sometimes it is nice to say it.

Thursday, November 5

Contact the school closest to you and see if any of their supplies need topping up. These supplies go to children that can’t provide their own.

Friday, November 6

Pray for the leaders of our city, province, and country.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Saturday, November 7

Invite someone to church tomorrow - www.live.westwoodchurch.bc.ca

Sunday, November 8

Let someone go ahead of you in line. A simple act that shows you value others.

Monday, November 9

Give someone a positive comment on social media.

Tuesday, November 10

Pray with someone today. You can do this in person, over the phone, by text or email…be creative!

Wednesday, November 11

Tell someone, “You matter to God!” We always need to be reminded of this.

Thursday, November 12

Tell yourself, “I matter to God!” It’s true, you do matter to him.

Friday, November 13

Check-in on a loved one and see how they are doing. You never know who may need a pick-me-up.

Saturday, November 14

Intentionally rest today. It will help start your week off on the right foot.