When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, He said to love God with everything you have and to love your neighbor as yourself.
And He (Jesus) answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:25-27 (ESV)
Many of us have turned that simple idea into a nice saying without actually putting it into practice. It’s easy to make a blanket statement and say “I love my neighbor” when we are not thinking about specific people or how we will show love to them.
What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? What if we actually got to know our neighbors and loved them the way God loves us?
Our purposes as a church are to Worship God, Grow Spiritually, and Share the Gospel and our gifts. Can you think of a better way to SHARE the Gospel and SHARE your life than this?
We will look at what it means to take the Great Commandment literally, how to overcome the time barrier, and how to deal with the fear factor. Join us in building genuine relationships right outside your own front door.
You can download and print your own neighborhood MAP. See if you can fill in the names of your closest eight neighbors. And then start getting to know them better.
Pray that God will give you a greater to desire to know and build relationships with your immediate neighbors.