This Friday’s meeting is a going to be an important and full one, as we unveil the upcoming Neighbor Night opportunity to help you reach and love a friend. We’ll also spend time in student-led small groups to work through Jesus’ call for us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Please work through last Friday’s message, “Being a Neighbor,” before our meeting. Here is the Table of Contents:
“Being a Neighbor” (mp3) – Arthur
Table of Contents:
1:30 – 6:13 Training us to produce our best when our best is needed
6:14 – 11:30 For the prize/For the King of the Ring (engraved on CIF Championship Ring)
13:18 – 14:33 Opening Prayer
14:40 – 18:28 The best kind of love to love our neighbors with
18:36 – 24:20 The orphan spirit and the spirit of a well-adjusted child
24:50 – 27:00 Rebecca X reads Luke 10:25 – 37
27:00 – 33:25 Who qualifies to be our neighbor?
33:25 – 47:40 Jesus answers with a poignant and powerful story of compassion – a lesson in loving our neighbors as ourselves
47:40 – 53:27 How far do we have to go in loving our neighbors? Jesus answers.
53:27 – 58:38 Are we willing to join Jesus in being a neighbor?
58:40 – 1:11:05 We need to respond to God’s call for us – Daniel sings “Open Space”
Luke 10:25- 37
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[e] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Let’s do likewise. See you Friday, TD!