Life with a Purpose: Ministry to Your Neighbor (2 of 5) by David Cawston

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Life with a Purpose: Ministry to Your Neighbor (2 of 5)
Series: Five Purposes
David Cawston
Matthew 22:37-39; Matthew 28:19-20


This series is build on two most important scriptures of the Bible

They are:

The Great Commandment:

Matt 22:37-39
37 '''Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' (NIV)

The Great Commission:

Matt 28:19-20
19 ''. . .go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.''
(NIV)

There are 5 purposes defined for each of us in these two selections of verses that make up the totality of God's purposes in our lives individually and for the church collectively.

These five purposes are the foundation of this series of messages.
1. ''Worship''
''Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind''
2. ''Ministry''
''Love your neighbor as yourself''
3. Evangelism''
''Go make disciples''
4. ''Fellowship
''Baptizing them''
5. ''Maturing''
''Teaching them to obey''

Today I want to look at the subject of ''Ministry''
''Love your neighbor as yourself''
People need God and one another. We understand the first part of that statement but really have never come to terms with the second aspect of needing one another. The very first crisis that you see in scripture is found in Genesis 2:18 ''It is not good for man to be alone. . .''

- Adam lived in a perfect world!
- Adam also possessed everything he could possibly need or want!
- Adam had an exalted position!
- Adam enjoyed an intimate relationship with God!

But there was a need of his life that could not be met by all of these things! Adam needed a human relationship! God created him with that need!

None of us can rightfully say ''All I nee ...


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