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Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline – May 13, 2018

Series Title: “What if no one would help you but your enemy?”

Today’s Title: “Avoided & Ignored – When Religion gets in the Way of God’s Work”

Today’s Text: Luke 10:25-37

 

OBSTACLES TO LOVE

  • Religious Obstacles – Matthew 9:9-13

    • “principles”
    • Moral codes
    • a strict priority structure

 

  • Social & Political Obstacles – Romans 12:9-21

    • I don’t want to help “them”
    • “they” deserve this, had this coming
    • “they” don’t deserve my help
    • What will my friends think if I help “them”?
    • Is there prejudice in me?

 

  • Obstacles Based on Fear – 1 John 4:16b-21

    • Fear of becoming a victim
    • Fear of inadequacy
    • Fear of being “taken”

 

  • Selfishness – Job 6:14, Proverbs 3:27, Deuteronomy 27:19

    • My time
    • My money
    • My attention
    • My convenience

REMOVING OUR OBSTACLES TO LOVE - 1 CORINTIANS 13:4-7

  • To the NEIGHBOR

 

  • To the STRANGER

 

  • To the ENEMY
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