FEBRUARY 2, 2020
WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? --PART I

SERMON TITLE: RECONCILING PREJUDICE
SERMON THEME: NEIGHBORING THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENT
SERMON TEXT: LUKE 10:29

INTRODUCTION: AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS WE NEED TO LEAD THE WAY IN SHOWING LOVE TO EVERYONE.  LUKE 10:29

LUKE 10:33-37

HOW DO YOU NEIGHBOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOU?

 

I) RECOGNIZE YOUR PREJUDICES.

 

THREE REASONS PEOPLE BECOME RACIST OVER TIME.

            A) YOU ARE A VICTIM OF HATRED.
           
            B) IT IS TAUGHT AND HANDED DOWN.
           
            C) IT IS PLAIN OLD IGNORANCE. 
JAMES 2:9

 

II) SEEK TO UNDERSTAND THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENT THAN YOU!
PROVERBS 2:2-6
           
            1) A GOOD NEIGHBOR IS COMPASSIONATE
           
            2) A GOOD NEIGHBOR IS AVAIABLE.
MATTHEW 7:12
           
            3) A GOOD NEIGHBOR IS RESPECTFUL
PROVERBS 3:28-30

 

III) LOVE THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOU.

 GALATIANS 3:28

REVELATION 7:9-10

ROMANS 10:12                                        

 

CONCLUSION: YOU ARE TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF, SO YOU CAN BE A SMALL PART OF THE SOLUTION.
 I JOHN 4:20-21