Think Outside The Box
In Acts 2, with the arrival of the Holy Spirit to the church, a seismic shift took place from Old Testament times to New Testament times. This changed everything for you and me. Three signs accompanied the Holy Spirit’s coming. What do we learn from each of these signs that affect how we do life?
A might rushing wind ________________________________________________
Flames of fire ______________________________________________________
Speaking in other languages __________________________________________
Neighbor School (Luke 10)
School’s in session. Lessons we should learn:
Lesson 1: It all starts with the ___________.
When you tell somebody they ought to do something, there are two ways of looking at it. There are two kinds of “ought”.
There is the ought of ______________
There is the ought of ______________. The problem of the priest and the Levite in the parable is not that they were in too big a hurry. Their problem is they did not have ______________.
Lesson 2: There is no easy answer to loving a __________________ in the neighborhood.
Lesson 3: Sometimes you have to love your neighbor at a _______________. Proverbs 27:14: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.”
Lesson 4: Become a better _______________.
Lesson 5: Put together a simple strategy
B – Begin with prayer
L – Listen
E – Eat
S – Serve
S – Share
The Changing Neighborhood (Acts 10)
Week Two of our Series on Bless Thy Neighbors
Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37)
Parable of the Good Samaritan: Jesus changed the question on the lawyer testing Jesus from “Who is my neighbor?” to “Who showed themself to be a neighbor?”
So what does it mean to love your neighbor?
Love - We sacrificially and unconditionally love and forgive others.
What are our biggest challenges to loving our neighbor?
What can we do?
Go and Bless (Gensis 12:1-3, Psalm 67)
Two commands are given to Abraham…and to us.
If you have been blessed, you’re called to be a blessing. So the next obvious question is…
Have you been blessed?
Let’s do a simple blessings inventory:
A place to live ___
Spiritual gifts ___
The forgiveness of sin ___
The presence of the Holy Spirit ___
So, where do we go?
To those in great ___________
To those far from ________________
So, God, where do you want me to go?