Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Intentional Neighboring

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

May 01, 2016

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Lack of time and fear of connection have nearly paralyzed us from simply following Jesus' number one priority - to love our neighbors. So, if hurry is a sickness, what's the cure? Join us this weekend in worship for a few laughs, a powerful message and time to share at the table of God together. 
 
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Week 2: Intentional Neighboring

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“Intentional Neighboring”

Luke 10:38-42
 
Overcoming Barriers
  • Psalm 90:12
  • Matthew 5:46-48
  • Matthew 25:35
 
Immigration:
Exodus 22:21; Ezekiel 47:22-23; Leviticus 24:22, 19:33-34; Exodus 10:17-19
 
 
An Intentional Commitment
  • Revelation 3:20
  • John 21:9
  • Luke 24:30-31
  • Romans 15:17
  • Psalm 9:12
 
 
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Lack of time and fear of connection have nearly paralyzed us from simply following Jesus’ number one priority – to love our neighbors. So, if hurry is a sickness, let this week’s scriptures lead you to God’s cure. Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View here.
 
MONDAY: Luke 10:38-42
What was Mary’s focus? What was Martha’s focus? Whom do you relate to in this scripture? Why? Do you need to change?   
 
TUESDAY: 2 Thessalonians 3:11-14
Are you too busy? Do you get tired of being so busy? What in your life is robbing you of time you need for relationships? 
 
WEDNESDAY: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
What is the writer saying about time? What season are you living in?  How are you spending this God-given gift/resource? 
 
THURSDAY: Leviticus 19:33-34
Pastor Mike challenged us to welcome the stranger. Why is this important? Who were God’s people? What does that mean for us today? 
 
FRIDAY: John 3:22
What does Jesus do with his disciples? Why does this matter? How are you making time in your life for relationships? With God? With your neighbors? 
 
SATURDAY: 1 Peter 3:8-16
Is there anyone in your neighborhood that you need to repay “evil with blessing”? How do you handle difficult neighbors? Is there any fear in reaching out to difficult neighbors? Can you overcome the fear? 
 
SUNDAY: Ephesians 5:15-16
Are you living intentionally in your neighborhood? What needs a yes in your life and what needs a no? What is your plan for living more intentionally? 
 
 
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Luke 10:38-42

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