Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

April 18, 2021   /   Pastor Jason Huddleston   /   First Baptist Church, Elgin TX

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Matthew 22:34-40


1. You love God if you love your neighbor.

  • 1 John 4:20

“So loving others is the outward manifestation, the visible expression, the practical demonstration, and therefore the fulfillment of what the Old Testament is about. So, there is a sense in which the second commandment (to love your neighbor) is the visible goal of the whole Word of God.” – John Piper

2. Because we are inherently , there is to love our neighbor as our self unless we love God .

  • Revelation 2:4-5
  • Matthew 6:33
  • Matthew 22:37-38


  1. Love and seek God
  2. Allow God to all of your deep idols.
  3. Love your neighbor out of the and God provides.

Family Discussion Points:

*Open by reading Matthew 22:34-40.

  1. Why do you think Jesus quoted two commandments instead of answering the people with just one?
  2. Is it really possible to love God if we do not love our neighbor? Why or why not?
  3. Can we really love our neighbor if we do not love God? Explain.
  4. John Piper says, “loving others is the outward manifestation” of our love for God. What do you think about that statement?
  5. Do you agree that we are inherently selfish? Share why or why not.
  6. How does this selfishness interfere with our ability to love others?
  7. Have you ever viewed others as a threat? Explain.
  8. Why is it so important that we take our deep idols and insecurities to Jesus in regard to loving our neighbor?

* Close by talking about some practical ways you can share the love of God with your neighbor this week.


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