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Like a Good Neighbor - Who Is My Neighbor

TRUTH: My neighbor is both a stranger far away, and the one who lives next to me

September 2, 2018 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: My neighbor is both a stranger far away, and the one who lives next to me 1. Being a good neighbor leads to eternal life Luke 10:25 :: And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 2. Being a good neighbor is not limited to those who are like me Luke 10:33 :: But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 3. Being a good neighbor is evidence of our obedience to Christ Luke 10:36 :: Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” Start with those who live next to you… 1. Know their name 2. Know relevant information 3. Know hopes and struggles

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

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!