Listening Guide for Worship Service 7-5-20
Like a Good Neighbor - PART 2
(This message is online at: nwbcspringfield.com) - Use this listening guide as you watch the video worship services online. This will also have questions you can use with your connect group.
This isn’t sentimental – romantic love – This is a special kind of fierce love --- this is __________________________ – and compassion is Cruciform—formed by the Cross of Christ
sometimes we don’t get off the donkey not because of __________ but because of _____________
1. He was _____________________________
2. He was also ____________________________
3. He was ____________________________
LOVE & COMPASSION HAS A __________________
LOVE has a ______________ Christian Compassion has a __________. Because it’s ____________________________!
• The Thieves – ____________________________________ – I’ll take it.
• The Priest and Levite – _____________________________ – I’ll keep it.
• The Samaritan – __________________________________ – I’ll give it.
The "lawyer" is sometimes termed "__________________." They were professional teachers and expounders of the _____________________
He’s saying the right things – but his heart is tweaked --- Get the question – “What must ________________ to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus is saying – that the Old Testament is the _____________________
-Salvation is not based on my performance—it’s based on ___________________
-It’s not based on my goodness—it’s ______________________
-It’s not my merit—it’s ___________________________
ICEBREAKER Which popular superhero would you be if you were able to pick? - Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, etc…….
APPLY THE BIBLE In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus explains the term “neighbors.” Jesus teaches us that we cannot limit the extent of our love. Anytime we limit the word neighbor to a group smaller than everyone, we’ve missed the meaning of Jesus’ words. And if we are honest, it’s easy to limit our love when we let differences, fears and hurts reduce the category of neighbor. While we seek to have God’s heart of love for everyone, love is more than an attitude. It must be translated into practical action. One of the issues we all struggle with is how to have a love for everyone while recognizing that we cannot meet everyone’s needs. As always, Jesus is our teacher and our example and even goes so far as to promise to empower us to love this way! Have someone read Acts 1:8
Q1. Which of the characters in Jesus’ story in Luke 10 are you the most like? Give an example to your group.
Q2. What did Pastor Paul mean when he said “Get off your donkey”?
Q3. What is one practical step we can take to begin to love others? Brainstorm with your group what you can do to be more intentional to love others in your neighborhoods or communities. Are there single moms, dads, widows, seniors who could use some help?
Q4. Have you had times when you were not focused on the needs of others around you? What are some of the causes for us to lose our focus?
Q5. Does the cost of love & compassion make it hard to reach out to others? Give an example from scripture where you see that.
Q6. What is the difference between worked based salvation and grace based salvation? Read Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 2:11-15, Romans 5:7-10, Romans 5:1-2
CHANCE TO SERVE Have you and your group determined how you will serve during LOVE WEEK? Discuss what kinds of events would fit your Group. Yes, you can participate in more than one outreach if that works for your Group! Thank you for your hearts of compassion towards our “neighbors.”
HOW TO JOIN A CONNECT GROUP
Go to nwbcspringfield.com
Click the join a connect group box at the top of the home page and fill out the form. Be sure and let us know what time works best for you:
- Monday Morning—11:00AM
- Thursday Evening—7:00PM
- Sunday Evening—6:00PM
Pastor Paul will be leading for the next 2 or 3 weeks allowing us time to get leaders for each of the groups.
We will be using Facebook Messenger Rooms.