2) We focus on The Great Commission over The Great Commandment
The Great Commission does not supersede the Great Commandment. Our mission is first and foremost: “Love God with all your heart and mind, and Love your neighbor as yourself.” What we have done is divorce The Great Commission from the Great Commandment. We falsely believe our commission to make disciples is separate from our commandment to love. The truth is, we are commissioned to love–to proclaim and demonstrate God’s love. To proclaim the gospel is to share the depths of God’s love for the world (AKA everyone). The gospel is demonstrated through unconditional, sacrificial, cross-embracing love. The message and the medium is love. The gospel of love has to become flesh, otherwise it’s not the gospel. The gospel is best seen, felt, and experienced when it becomes flesh in our lives. The great commandment must be what drives the great commission.