LOVE DOES: love your neighbor
BIG IDEA: JESUS LOVES YOU, SO YOU CAN LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR.
Luke 10:25-29 (NLT)
25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” 27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” 29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
PERSON 01 – SOMEONE WHO IS NEXT DOOR.
PERSON 02 – SOMEONE WHO IS NOT LIKE YOU.
PERSON 03 – SOMEONE YOU WANT TO AVOID.
PERSON 04 – SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T AGREE WITH YOUR WORLDVIEW.
PERSON 05 – SOMEONE WHO FEELS JUDGED BY YOU.
Romans 5:10 (NLT)
For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.
WHEN ENEMIES BECOME NEIGHBORS…
THOUGHT 01 – INSTEAD OF AVOIDING, WE LIVE LIFE OPEN
THOUGHT 02 – INSTEAD OF JUDGING, GET TO KNOW THEM
THOUGHT 03 – INSTEAD OF DEFENDING JESUS, MAKE HIM KNOWN
ACTS 1:8 (NLT)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
THOUGHT 04 – INSTEAD OF DESPISING, YOU LOVE.
Coming up at Open Life
February 14-April 24
It’s time for our Winter Groups session which will run from the week following February 14 to the week following April 24. We have a number of groups to choose from, so follow the link and discover which is right for you.
Share Your Story
Love Does Story
Share your stories inspired by this series and the book. We want to celebrate the whimsy acts of love God leads you on in 2016 and we have created a page on the app or the website where you can share your story.
This February we will be kicking off groups across the region where you can become the community that matters in the life of each other. If you would be interested in leading or hosting one of these groups please email Brent Osburn our Sumner Campus Pastor for more information.