Last June 22nd, 2011 I was asked by Millicent Perry to speak at the Greater Ward Chapel AME Church Vacation Bible School. I was inspired to use Luke 10:29 and my topic was entitled “Who’s My NEIGHBOR”
When I say Who’s My NEIGHBOR, I want you to say I’m Your NEIGHBOR
Sometimes you have to look in the mirror and say who’s my neighbor? Go through your phone and say Who’s My NEIGHBOR? When you pray say Who’s My NEIGHBOR?
Luke 10:30 Then Jesus answered and said a certain man went from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves who
- Stripped him of clothing
- Wounded him
- Departed leaving him half dead
Luke 10:31 Priest saw him and looked the other way
Luke 10:32 Levite came and looked and passed on the other side
Luke 10:33 Samaritan had compassion
Luke 10:34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luke 10:35 On the next day when he departed he took out two denarri and gave them to the innkeeper and said to him take care of him and whatever extra you spend when I come again I will repay you.
While reading the scriptures there were 8 things I found that spell out the word NEIGHBOR.
(N) Nurturing – Bandaged his wounds. Stopped the bleeding.
(E) Extra – Pouring on oil and wine. We deserve the best.
(I) Inspiring – Set him on his own animal. Every neighbor needs a lift.
(G) Going – Brought him to an inn. In life where are we taking each other?
(H) Health – Took care of him. Made sure he was alright. Do you check on your neighbors?
(B) Business – Gave two denarii to inn keeper. Handled the expenses.
(O) Organize – Take care of him. Scheduled help in his absence.
(R) Resources – I will repay any extra expenses. Had enough to keep sharing.
Who’s my NEIGHBOR, I’m Your NEIGHBOR
We have to ask Who’s My NEIGHBOR so we know exactly who we are to help. If you take P off the word HELP it leaves you with HEL. The P is for Pray, Praise, Protect, Provide and Partner. If we don’t do these things for and with our neighbors it can cause more hell than we could ever imagine.
Who’s My NEIGHBOR, I’m YOUR NEIGHBOR.
Since I’m your NEIGHBOR I’m here to let you know that your NEIGHBOR needs some help. This message is my flower pot and in order to get a flower you first must plant a seed. Before you leave here I want all able bodies to plant at least 1 seed into my life. The three types of seeds are.
1. Comment seed – Leave me a word of encouragement.
2. Connection seed – Inform me of others that can hire me to speak at their upcoming meetings, conferences and events.
3. Change seed – Make a donation.
Before I sit down I need to know one thing. Who’s My NEIGHBOR, I’m Your NEIGHBOR.
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