God in the World – Loving the Neighbor

For August 21, 2016 Discussion
God in the World
We meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Campus Ministry Room

God in the World

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In the past two weeks, we’ve talked a lot about loving God and how we see God working in our lives and the lives around us. This week we begin to talk about our neighbors. Who is our neighbor continues to be a huge question even though Jesus answered the lawyer’s question with the story of the Good Samaritan. Still, thousands of years later, we seek to find ways to say, “Yeah, but Jesus….”  Before we can see Jesus or God in our neighbor and through our neighbor, sadly, we must ask the question again.

neighbor

In Hebrew scriptures, the word (rea or רֵ֫עַ)   was used meaning:

another, associate, companion, friend, friend’s, neighbor, neighbor’s

In Koine Greek (NT Translations) the word Original Word: πλησίον meant:
Definition: near, nearby, a neighbor.

From the Living Lutheran we find this excerpt from “Lutheranism 101” in the discussion on…

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