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Music……………………..Worship Team
Real Love
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
Zeal
Yes I Will
Reckless Love
Message………………Gilbert Thurston
Love Others
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Real Love
Dismissal……………………..Bill Butler

Message notes

Love Others - January 05, 2020

An expert in the Law of Moses stood up and asked Jesus a question to see what he would say. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to have eternal life?” Jesus answered, “What is written in the Scriptures? How do you understand them?” The man replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.’ They also say, ‘Love your neighbors as much as you love yourself.’ ” Jesus told him, “You’re right! Do this, and life will be yours.” The man wanted to justify his lack of love for some kinds of people, so he asked Jesus, “Exactly who is my neighbor?” 

Jesus replied: As a man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, robbers attacked him and grabbed everything he had. They beat him up and ran off, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road. But when he saw the man, he walked by on the other side. Later a Levite temple assistant came to the same place. But when he saw the man who had been beaten up, he also went by on the other side.    

Then a Samaritan who was traveling came to where the injured man was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. The Samaritan cleaned and bandaged his wounds. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  The next day the Samaritan took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. He told the innkeeper, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than that, I’ll pay you on my return trip.’

Jesus asked the expert in the Law, “Of these three men, who do you think was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by robbers?” The expert said, “The one who was kind enough to help him.” Jesus told him, “Go and imitate his example!”

-Luke 10:25-37

1. I am to help anyone I with a .

2. I should as as I the need.

Do not withhold good from those who need it, when you have the ability to help. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go! Return tomorrow and I will give it,” when you have it with you at the time.

-Proverbs 3:27-28

3. I should help enough to take of the off of them and it on .

Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you will follow Christ’s teachings.

-Galatians 6:2

Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as Jesus also forgave you.

-Ephesians 4:3

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1.     Which character in this story have you been in the past?

2.     What are the major barriers that keep you from giving of your time, talent and treasure to help those around you? How can you resolve this?

3.     Of Gilbert’s 3 points in this message, which to do you struggle with the most? What next step do you need to take to overcome this?

4.     Do you have compassion in the way Gilbert described in this message? If not why?

5.     What is your next step as a result of this message?