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Overcoming Obstacles

TRUTH: To be a good neighbor, we must overcome obstacles!

September 16, 2018 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: To be a good neighbor, we must overcome obstacles! 1. The issue of time Embrace distractions, don’t avoid them 2. The issue of fear Remember you’re not alone, God is with you!

Like a Good Neighbor - A Plan :: Part 2

TRUTH: Jesus was a good neighbor because He was hospitable and promoted God to others • September 30, 2018 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Jesus was a good neighbor because He was hospitable and promoted God to others 1. Play together Matthew 11:19 :: The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.” - Utilize your home - Invite neighbors to sit at your table - Be a party attender - Allow neighbors to serve you 2. Promote Christ with your words 1 Thessalonians 2:8 :: So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. - Share your life experience - Tell of your personal stories with Christ - Talk like a satisfied customer

Like a Good Neighbor - A Plan :: Part 1

TRUTH: Jesus was a good neighbor because He was present with, and prayed for, others • September 23, 2018 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Jesus was a good neighbor because He was present with, and prayed for, others 1. Be present with our neighbors Luke 7:44a :: Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. A. See the best in others B. Be interested in others C. Be counter-cultural D. Pray for & with your neighbors Luke 11:9-10 :: And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 2. Pray for yourself and them A. Pray small & specific prayers B. Be willing to be the answer

Like a Good Neighbor - Gather to Scatter

TRUTH: Good neighbors recognize the importance of gathering to scatter • September 9, 2018 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Good neighbors recognize the importance of gathering to scatter When we scatter… 1. Lost people will be drawn to Jesus! Luke 15:1 :: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2. Religious people can be judgmental Luke 15:2 :: And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3. We are required to leave our comfortable relationships Luke 15:4 :: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 4. Lost people are found! Luke 15:5 :: And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 5. Great rejoicing occurs when you return Luke 15:6 :: And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 6. God has greater joy over one being found than 99 who gather that are not lost Luke 15:7 :: Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.