Sermon for September 9th, 2018
We are starting 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 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 1: Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:25-37. Jesus summation of the Old Testament law was to love God and love your neighbor. It’s sounds like a simple task. But Jesus unpacks the complexity of the truth of what it means to authentically love those around you. And he also redefines our definition of a neighbor. And he challenges us to neighbor in a way that crosses lines, inconveniences our schedules, and forces us to step into the awkward spaces. He does all of this in one parable known as “The Good Samaritan.” Today we will walk through Luke 10 and try to attack our biases and blind spots in this captivating story.
Listen to the message today and be challenged by God’s Word.