Matt Temple's Ordination Service
September 16, 2018
8/13/20 - CR Faith Refocused
War XI - "Neighbor"
August 9, 2020 • Paul Barnard
Neighbor *Luk 10:25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Luk 10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”* *Luk 10:27 And he 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.”* *Luk 10:28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”* *Luk 10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”* *Luk 10:30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.* *Luk 10:31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.* *Luk 10:32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.* *Luk 10:33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.* *Luk 10:34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.* *Luk 10:35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’* *Luk 10:36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”* *Luk 10:37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”* First dude- Priest- Busy busy busy with church work Second dude- Levite- Judged him- “prolly deserved it, wrong side of town” Third dude- Samaritan- Crossed racial and cultural lines, took time away from business and cared for his neighbor. We have been given a mandate to be the hands and feet of Jesus This mandate does not come with exceptions *Mat 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”* We have been given the keys to the kingdom not the church This is why people have become so disillusioned with the church No action to words. *1Jn 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.* *1Jn 3:19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;* *We have to change our posture before people will receive what we proclaim.*