“Who is My Neighbor” – Series, “Love Better,” Message 1 – Mike McDaniel, August 9, 2020

Central Text: Luke 10:25-37

What are the greatest and 2nd greatest commandments (for review see Luke 10:27)? In your own words, describe what the 1st and 2nd greatest commandments look like, if you were talking to an unreligious person.

How does a good vertical love relationship with God inform or shape a horizonal love relationship with others? (John 13:5; 1 John 4:20)

How would you answer the question of Jesus: Who is my neighbor? (v.29)

Share a time that someone came into your line of sight, your office unannounced, reached you on the phone, etc, and you knew they needed to be loved, heard, and prayed for and you stopped what you were doing to be fully present for them. Likewise, can you think of a time you were so full of your own agenda that you know you passed up an opportunity to be fully present with someone in a time of need? Compare and contrast the emotions inside of you.

Recall a time when you were stretched beyond your comfort zone to love on someone.

Look back at Luke 10:34-35 and 8 movements or ways the Good Samaritan goes out of his way to love.

Who is in your path right now that you can love on? What might it cost you?

As we prepare to relaunch as a church, is there an age group that you’re being called to love and disciple on a consistent basis? What might that cost you?