Building Great Lives Podcast

Who Is My Neighbor?

June 24, 2024 Trent Gilliam Episode 103
Who Is My Neighbor?
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Building Great Lives Podcast
Who Is My Neighbor?
Jun 24, 2024 Episode 103
Trent Gilliam

Welcome to episode #103 of the Building Great Lives podcast!

As followers of Jesus, we are called to overcome the barriers that divide us, recognizing that we were all created in the image of God. 

Throughout the Bible, God’s message is clear: we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus’ ministry was one of inclusion and compassion. He broke social norms, reaching out to Samaritans, tax collectors, Gentiles and sinners. His parable of the Good Samaritan challenges us to redefine who our neighbor is and compels us to act with mercy and love, crossing all racial and ethnic boundaries.

Your neighbor is not just the people who live close to you, in the same neighborhood or building. Your neighbor is not just your family and friends. Your neighbor is not just the people who look and think like you.

Your neighbor is also the people you pass by every day. The individuals you see in the grocery store, the waiter at the restaurant, and the person from another culture. Your neighbor is the person who doesn’t look like you and the one whose experiences are vastly different from your own.

Your neighbor is anyone you encounter in your daily life. It’s the stranger on the street, the colleague at work, the people whose paths you cross, whether momentarily or regularly.

Recognizing everyone as your neighbor encourages us to look beyond differences and connect on a deeper, more human, biblical level. 

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Show Notes

Welcome to episode #103 of the Building Great Lives podcast!

As followers of Jesus, we are called to overcome the barriers that divide us, recognizing that we were all created in the image of God. 

Throughout the Bible, God’s message is clear: we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus’ ministry was one of inclusion and compassion. He broke social norms, reaching out to Samaritans, tax collectors, Gentiles and sinners. His parable of the Good Samaritan challenges us to redefine who our neighbor is and compels us to act with mercy and love, crossing all racial and ethnic boundaries.

Your neighbor is not just the people who live close to you, in the same neighborhood or building. Your neighbor is not just your family and friends. Your neighbor is not just the people who look and think like you.

Your neighbor is also the people you pass by every day. The individuals you see in the grocery store, the waiter at the restaurant, and the person from another culture. Your neighbor is the person who doesn’t look like you and the one whose experiences are vastly different from your own.

Your neighbor is anyone you encounter in your daily life. It’s the stranger on the street, the colleague at work, the people whose paths you cross, whether momentarily or regularly.

Recognizing everyone as your neighbor encourages us to look beyond differences and connect on a deeper, more human, biblical level. 

Thank you for listening. Please subscribe and share this message of hope with others!

Let’s keep building!

Feel led to partner with our global ministry? 100% of all donations go directly to our global missions and humanitarian efforts.

https://venmo.com/u/Trent-Gilliam-3
https://www.paypal.me/RevTrentGilliam

Connect on social media.

https://instagram.com/revgilliam
https://www.facebook.com/trent.gilliam