This message was preached by Pastor Jimmy McDonald from New Freedom Church at our combined worship service on May 14th, 2017.
We all have those people in our lives and in our neighborhoods who are easy to overlook, or who we’d RATHER overlook than concern ourselves with. But yet God calls us to love them. Jesus even goes so far as to make an undeniable connection between our eternity and the love we have for our neighbors. So what do we do with that? In this message we gain some insight from the parable found in Luke 10:25-37 where Jesus gives us an example of someone who stops to help a man in need while everyone else is simply passing him by. This message gives us a good picture of how we should treat those neighbors who are just a little harder to love. [This message was preached at Green Bay First by Pastor Jenna Bartlomain on April 2, 2017]
In this 4-week miniseries, we look at the command (all over Scripture) to "love your neighbor as yourself". We tend to make this allegorical or symbolic, but what if it's not? What if Jesus was being literal? What if He meant that you are supposed to love, reach out to, help, and make relationships with your ACTUAL neighbors? If that's the case, then He gave us a simple yet incredibly effective blueprint on how to change the world...one neighbor at a time. In this particular week, we talk about how to make not only friends out of your neighbors, but disciples out of them too. [This message was preached at Green Bay First by Pastor Jake Mills on March 26, 2017]