The Secret of Loving Everyone, Always

The Secret of Loving Everyone, Always

Before leaving His disciples, Jesus gave them one commandment to obey and a great mission to accomplish. His Great Commandment was to love God and love others. His Great Commission was to go into all the world to make disciples. These verses are among His most often repeated words. At Southside, we believe a great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will build a great church. If we are going to follow Jesus, we must do both. Join us for part two of Tightrope where we will consider the important tension that exists between these two directives and the dangers of doing one without the other.

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 22:37-40 (ESV)

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)

Core Value:

We believe a great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will build a great church.

   Great Commandment
– Great Commission
   Therapeutic Deism

   Great Commission
– Great Commandment
The Crusades

   Great Commission
+ Great Commandment
   Loving Everyone, Always!

Balance Check:


  • Do your actions, attitudes, and relationships reflect the love of Jesus to everyone, always?
  • Are you actively sharing the gospel and involved in making disciples?

Daily Readings:

Day 1: Matthew 22
Day 2: Matthew 28
Day 3: Luke 9 & 10
Day 4: 1 John 3 & 4
Day 5: John 15
Day 6: 1 Corinthians 13
Day 7: 1 Corinthians 15

Suggested Resources:


Radical, by David Platt
Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper

Other sermon series (visit the sermon page):

Love Well (2017)
Love Letters (2019)