Meet the Neighbors. The Great Commandment Starts Next Door


When Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment of all, His answer was clear and concise: Love God and love your neighbor (Mark 12:28-31). We too easily overlook that second commandment. It’s a priority with Jesus.

So, how do we live a life that pursues the great command to love God with our all and to love our neighbor as ourselves? This series serves as a way to begin a new conversation in our church family and ask are we truly doing what matters most to Christ? Is there tangible evidence that we truly love God and love our neighbor?

            In the U.S. a 150,000,000 people live in our neighborhoods, towns and communities. That’s more people than the entire population of Mexico and just less than that of Russia.

Just next door is the greatest mission field opportunity for the church in the USA ever. The problem is that many of them don’t trust us. Many have a negative view of the Christians and the Church.

As Bible-believers, we know that our church is a place for hope and help whoever you are, wherever you are at, and whatever your past or present situation. We know that for our church to honor Jesus, we must be loving, forgiving, gracious, caring, sacrificial and unselfish.

How can we help our neighbors see what the church is really like? The answer is simple and yet very challenging – they have to get to know us and we have to get to know them. In other words, be good neighbors. 

May God help us, may Christ inspire us, and may the Holy Spirit empower us to be great neighbors because we serve a great God. Please join us for our study, Meet the Neighbors. The Great Commandment Starts Next Door.