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Paul Mulroney 12th April 2015 (Luke 10:25-37, 2 Corinthians 5:13-17)

Paul Mulroney, April 12, 2015
Part of the Visitor Speaker series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Change Your World
Luke 10:25-37
Expert in religious law … test Jesus. Looking for an excuse to keep doing the same old thing
Love God … Love your neighbour. With everything! Heart (emotions), Soul (relationship), Mind (thoughts), Strength (body)
Do this and you will live. God transforms us so that we want to do these things!
2 Cor 5:13-17. Christ's love compels us
Wanted to justify his actions. Is it OK to ignore others in need?
Who is my neighbour. Modern day example.
Show mercy
Go and do likewise! Be agents of change in your world. Practical examples
How can we do this? Be a channel through which God can flow.

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Luke 10:25-37

25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 28And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. (KJV)

2 Corinthians 5:13-17

13For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (KJV)

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