Becoming Neighbors

In News by Shannon Rose

August 14-28

We have people around us almost all of the time. Technically, because someone is nearby, they are considered our neighbor. 

We all have neighbors, but what does it truly mean to be a neighbor? In Matthew 22: 34-40, Jesus reminds us that the greatest of all the commandments is to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. 

Jesus turns “neighbor” from a noun to a verb. Jesus calls us to be active in the process of “neighboring.” In this series we will introduce important ways to use the new school year as an opportunity to transform our homes, community, and church into havens of hospitality. 


August 14 

“The Yoke is on Us”
Matthew 11: 28-30 


August 21 

“More than Enough to Go Around”
Matthew 14: 13-21 


August 28 

“Flock Party” Matthew 18: 12-14 

RESOURCES 

The Art of Neighboring
by: Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon 

The Simplest Way to Change the World
by: Dustin Willis & Brandon Clements (includes a six-week group study guide) 

B.L.E.S.S.; 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor & Change the World
by: Dave Ferguson 

Neighboring Movement Blog 

Reciprocal Missions: Short-Term Missions that Serve Everyone
by: DJ Schuetze 

Our Purpose Is Love: The Wesleyan Way to Be the Church 
by: David N. Field (leader study guide also available) 

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