November 9, 2014

Transformed to Care

Passage: Luke 10:29-37
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Bible Text: Luke 10:29-37 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Abiding in the Lord, Transformed
Romans 12:5 Since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other and each of us needs all the others.
1 John 4:21: The person who loves God must also love other believers. I’m writing so that you’ll know how to live in the family of God. That family is the church.
1 Peter 3:8 Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble.  (THE MESSAGE)
People do not KNOW how much you care until they SEE how much you care!
Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…
As we ABIDE IN THE LORD and as we are TRANSFORMED, we will move from being FRIENDLY to becoming FAMILY, caring, serving and loving one another
12:5 Belong to one another
12:10 Be devoted to one another
12:10 Honor one another
12:16 Live in harmony with one another
12:18 Live at peace with one another
15:7 Accept one another
1 Corinthians:
1:10 Agree with one another
10:24 Look out for one another
12:25 Have equal concern for one another
16:20 Greet one another with a holy kiss
5:13 Serve one another
6:1 Carry one another’s burdens
4:2 Bear with one another
4:25 Speak truthfully with one another
4:32 Be kind to one another
4:32 Be compassionate to one another
4:32 Forgive one another
5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns   and spiritual songs
5:21 Submit to one another
2:4 Look to the interests of one another
3:13 Bear with one another
3:13 Forgive one another
3:16 Teach one another
3:16 Admonish one another
1 Thessalonians:
4:9 Love one another
4:18 Encourage one another
5:11 Encourage one another
5:11 Build up one another
5:13 Live in peace with one another
5:15 Be kind to one another
10:24 Spur on one another
10:25 Meet with one another
10:25 Encourage one another
13:1 Love one another
5:16 Confess your sins to one another
5:16 Pray for one another
1 Peter:
1:22 Love one another
3:8 Live in harmony with one another
4:9 Offer hospitality to one another
5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love
1 John:
1:7 Have fellowship with one another
3:11 Love one another
3:16 Lay down your lives for one another
3:23 Love one another
4:7 Love one another
Remember that the decision to become a follower of Jesus is also a decision to INTENTIONALLY get involved with people.
The BIG problem with the Church of 2014 is that the world sees us KNOWING more than they SEE us as CARING!
LOVE people in front of Jesus, and LOVE Jesus in front of people.
Two things that will blow up our mission is our need for: Convenience and Comfort
Luke 10:29-37 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, and who is my neighbor?  Jesus replied with a story: A Jewish man was traveling on a trip from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by.
A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.
Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.  Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.
Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits? Jesus asked. 
The man replied, the one who showed him mercy. Then Jesus said, yes, now go and do the same.
Our neighbor is anyone whose need you see and whose need you’re in a position to meet.
A life principle: Who I am DETERMINES what I see.
Our perspective in life depends upon what kind of life we have inside us!
Christian love is not objective. Christian love is subjective.
Christian love does not reside in the person being loved. It resides in the person DOING the loving.
It is our busyness and selfishness that are the greatest hindrances to our mission in our Jerusalem.
TRANSFORMED SERVING is intentional, and it understands the calling and purpose God has for us.
Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Ephesians 4:23-24 Let the spirit change your way of thinking, and make you into a new person.

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