Sermon for September 23rd, 2018
We have started a new series called Who are the people in your neighborhood? Most people struggle to build relationships with their neighbors. Why? What would happen if every believer in our city made an attempt to build relationships with the people in the 8 households that are closest to them? The goal of this series is to inspire and equip believers to become neighborhood catalysts that move themselves and others from; Strangers to Acquaintances, and from Acquaintances to Relationship. We need to identify “neighborhood practices” that will help us to take practical steps towards becoming great neighbors.
Week 3: The Time Barrier- Luke 10:38-42. The biggest obstacle to taking the great commandment seriously is TIME. When we say; “I don’t have time to get to know my neighbor, what we are really saying is “I don’t consider getting to know my neighbor as important as everything else that I do.” We live in tension between the urgent and the important. When our priorities are determined by the urgent, our lives won’t match up with our intentions. Do we live at a pace that allows us to be available to those who live around us? Jesus had time for interruptions…do we? What would it take to change the pace of our lives in order to be more available to those who live around us?
Listen to the message this week and be challenged by God’s Word.