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James's Luke Chapter 10 comment on 6/25/2020, 4:21am...

On the question asked by Willie concerning verse 27 of Luke 10. "Love your neighbor as yourself". The Lord himself gives the answer. My fellow man (demonstrated by the wounded man and the loving actions of the Good Samaritan.) I believe that is best understood as a radius. In other words true love begins with our love of the Lord first, then radiates out to our closest neighbors. 1) Ourselves (a healthy love of who we are as God's creation and his purpose for our life.) 2) if married, my next closest neighbor is my spouse. You live with them the day and night. Love them as Christ loves his Church. 3) your kids 4) your parents, grandma and grandpa 5) your extended family (Aunts, Uncles, Cousins.) 5) your actual next door neighbor! How often And long do we live in an neighborhood or an apartment building for 5, 10 or even 20 years and not know or show love to our neighbor! 6) Friends and Associates. 6) Co-workers (that includes the Boss lol). 7) anyone we come in contact with in Church in particular, the grocery store, the bus or subway. On the train, plane. At the party or the funeral. Black people, White people, Brown people, Yellow people. Fellow Christians, Muslims, Mormons, Mexicans, Italians and Africans, the stranger, immigrants, foreigners. The hurting, the helpless, the hopeless, the bruised and 'wounded'. You get the picture - Show God''s to Everyone Everywhere!!! No matter who they are. Love God. Love yourself. Love your neighbor.


Jesse's Luke Chapter 10 comment on 6/18/2020, 3:43pm...


You have also touched on something else I think is important, and that is some of these mega-ministries. 1 Peter 4:8 says "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."

Number one, he says and above all things. That means top priority. Have fervent charity among yourselves: And the word charity is the word Agape love. The word fervent literally means to stretch out the hand, or to extend out the hand.

So he's presenting a picture of an active love. In James Chapter 2, James says if somebody comes along and they're hungry and they need clothing, and you say "Well, I'll pray for you," what good is that? Faith without works is a dead faith. So when its hardships and when there's suffering, have an active extended love, and notice this: among yourselves.

If any of you have any knowledge of the Greek, the term among yourselves is in the Attributive Position. But the focus is supposed to be on fellow believers. Just like Jesus said, people will know you're my disciples by your love for one another.

One of the sickening things I've seen over the years is church ministries bringing in several million dollars a year for their projects to reach the uncivilized world. And that's great if that's what the Lord is leading you to do. But I notice that right around the church, there are a lot of people needing help.

But they look beyond that. They look at what looks good on the tote board. And even some people within the church are suffering and going without, and the sensitivity isn't there. Suffering creates sensitivity. Have an extended love among yourselves, for love shall cover the multitude of sins. That is from Proverbs 12:10.

Why cover a multitude of sins? Because that is what brings division and hardship within the body of Christ. We have to have an active extended love for repentance and restoration of sin. We have to deal with the sin issue in the body of Christ!


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