This week was a celebration of what Christ has done over the summer. We'll hear from the teens about their trip to Momentum Youth Conference, Ally Black from her time with Operation Barnabas, and from our congregation as they shared Christ's love with their neighbors this summer. This is what we get to do and we're thankful for God moving in our church.
Who Is My Neighbor
As we wrap up the neighbor about loving our neighbors, Pastor Ben teaches us to be patient in seeing results. Jesus can command thousands of demons with just His word. We simply need to make sure that we are keeping Christ involved when we are showing His love to others.
We have gone through the idea of loving our neighbor. This week, Pastor Ben explains the importance. When we bring the love of Christ to our neighbors, we give them freedom from having to reconcile ourselves to God, and we bring freedom from the destructive nature of sin.
As we show love to our neighbors, there will always be something that we have to sacrifice. The two most common sacrifices in life are money and time. This week, Pastor Ben tells us of a time when Jesus had to sacrifice time to love somebody, and how He had to trust His Heavenly Father to take care of other responsibilities.
The story of the Good Samaritan is a well-known story in the Bible. However, it can overshadow the preceding interaction between Jesus and a lawyer. The lawyer was looking for a loophole in the idea of helping a neighbor, so Jesus defined a neighbor as being anybody in need. In order to grow in love for our neighbors, we need to be more aware of who is in need, what their needs are, and what we can do to meet the needs.
This week, Brad Dayton discusses a few of the ways to help your neighbor.
After Jesus had told the religious leaders that the greatest commandment is to love God, He quickly tied in that the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. This week, Pastor Ben explains the ways we can show that love and the importance it has.
As we begin our summer sermon series this week, Pastor Ben transitions into the idea of loving your neighbor. Jesus dealt with religious leaders who believed that the Godly life involved performing tasks. They were taught that God's true desire is relationship. Pastor Ben challenges us to find ways to keep our love for God from growing stale.