I Have a Question: Who is my neighbor?February 21, 2021 / Our Savior Lutheran Church
I Have a Question – Part 1
Who is my neighbor?
Life is full of and to questions.
Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. (2 Timothy 4:2, NLT)
If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. (1 Peter 3:15, NLT)
Be to people who are from you.
Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, extend to the skies, and Your faithfulness to the clouds. (Psalm 36:5)
1. Recognize that we have .
But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. (James 2:9)
2. Jesus our bias.
For God does not show favoritism. (Romans 2:11)
3. The presence of is the absence of .
Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. (Joel 2:13)
† Go around your group and share a story about how you’ve experienced the kindness of others this past week.
† Read Luke 10:25-37. Share with each other what God might be saying to you (personally) in that parable.
† Go around your group and share at least one bias you (personally) have about people, the world, or life. How do you think you came to believe this?
† How does Jesus’ parable relate to the bias you just shared with your group?
† How has someone’s bias toward you shaped your relationship with them?
† How do you think your bias toward others has shaped your relationship with them?
† Read Ephesians 2:13-22. How has Jesus changed your relationship with God? How might this same change be made real in your relationships with others?
† Read Joel 2:13. How will you put this verse into practice when it comes to your bias this week?
† Come prepared next week to share a story about what God did when you responded to this verse.