How To Oikos 3 - How and What to Communicate

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By Jim Ladd. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Big idea: If you will not communicate well, you cannot Oikos well. YOU HAVE TWO JOBS: 1. LOVE GOD with all you’ve got. 2. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR as yourself. The Monumental Question: Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:25-37 The first decision: Be a FIRST RESPONDER or be a CLAIMS ADJUSTER. ⇒ Who is at fault? ⇒ What caused the accident? ⇒ What is the extent of the damage? ⇒ Who has to pay? THE JESUS PATTERN OF BEING A NEIGHBOR: ● Step One: Protection and first aid. ● Step Two: Speak to the soul. ● Step Three: Correct and train. Problem: We prefer the PERFORMANCE-BASED APPROACH to kindness. How deep the Father’s love for us! How vast, beyond all measure! That He should give His only Son, To make a wretch His treasure! How great the pain of searing loss? The Father turns His face away. As wounds which mar the Chosen One Bring many sons to glory. Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer. But this I know with all my heart His wounds have paid my ransom! The principle: Communicate grace, not judgement. Ephesians 4:29 Colossians 4:6 Proverbs 18:21 People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel. “The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, unable to do more than lie and stare and wriggle and make some noises needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk. It meant love to the uttermost for unlovely human beings, that they, through His poverty, might become rich.” - J. I. Packer Response: ● CONFESS your own need of a Savior/Healer. ● COMMIT to the Jesus pattern of being a neighbor. ● LOVE God and Love neighbors

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