Live for Others: Neighbor

Series: The Rhythms of Life

January 15, 2023 | Paul Joslin

Passage: Matthew 28:18-20

Neighboring is the way that we enter into relationship with those in our sphere of influence and share the good news of Jesus.


  • Waterstone Mission Statement: To be a people empowered by the presence of Jesus Christ to proclaim his kingdom and demonstrate his love, justice and mercy to our neighbor.

  • “The gospel is the good news that God’s kingdom has come near in Jesus Christ, & through his life, death, resurrection, and enthronement, the powers of sin, death, and evil no longer have the last word.” -Rich Villodas

  • Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

  • Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."

  • Luke 9:1-2 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

  • John 20:21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

  • Mark 1:14-15 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

  • Practice Neighboring: Pray for our neighbors so they become a part of our lives and hearts.
  • Practice Neighboring: Engage your neighbors in meaningful conversation, looking to move relationships from surface, to serious, to spiritual.
  • Practice Neighboring: Welcome neighbors into everyday life where they can encounter and experience Jesus.

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