Relational Rent: Share One Another’s Space, Goods & Time

Often what keeps us from sharing with others and instead keeping everything for ourselves has less to do with having “enough,” and more to do with thinking “I’m good.”

We continue this community-focused study of the “one anothers,” exploring the community-building practices God intends for us to live in and live out as the body of Christ.

This is how we love each other and show the world how Jesus is the good life.

Let’s call it Relational Rent (see series outline/schedule with key Scriptures). We began with affirmation, and now focus on sharing.

Romans 12:10: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love”
1 Peter 4:9: “Offer hospitality to one another”
Galatians 6:10: “As we have opportunity, let us do good”
1 Thessalonians 3:12: “[May] your love increase and overflow for each other”

Let us discover why many do not want to share, and how we must re-learn the true meaning of sharing.

Share One Another's Space, Goods & Time

Message title: Share One Anothers Space, Goods & Time
Fourth week of Relational Rent series on the ‘one anothers’ of Scripture
Scriptures: Romans 12:10, 1st Peter 4:9, Galatians 6:10, 1st Thessalonians 3:12; Luke 18:18-30
Preacher: Jeff Patterson
Date: 6/7/15

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The Rich Young Ruler

Scripture reading: Luke 18:18-30

The Rich Ruler

18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” 21 And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers[a] or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.”

Footnotes:
  1. Luke 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters
Community-building practices on sharing one another’s space, goods & time:

Romans 12:10: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love”
1 Peter 4:9: “Offer hospitality to one another”
Galatians 6:10: “As we have opportunity, let us do good”
1 Thessalonians 3:12: “[May] your love increase and overflow for each other”

Relational Rent
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