Sermon: “Love Your Neighbor, Love Yourself”
Theme: God invites us to relationships free of insecurity and grievances so that we may be healthy and joyful together.
Purpose: We will examine the way in which we look down upon others and see the need for forgiveness in ourselves.
Scriptures: Galatians 5:13-16 Love your neighbor, do not devour one another.
Mark 12:28-44 The greatest commandment – love your neighbor as yourself.
What does it mean to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength? In what ways does our love for God set us free from fears about the world and situations we encounter? How are holding onto past offenses and grievances a lack of trust in God’s ability to provide for us? What causes us to become bitter and resentful towards others? How does that affect our love for ourselves? What impact does our thoughts of resentment and attacking others have upon our ability to feel secure and at peace?