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Worship Your God:
Love Your Neighbour As Yourself
Rev Chris Chua
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Worship Your God: Love Your Neighbour As Yourself
Chinese has a saying, “Good neighbours are better than distant relatives.”
1. The expert in the law tested Jesus – Luke 10:25
“Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
2. Love the Lord your God and neighbour – Luke 10:26-28
Jesus replied, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” – Luke 10:26
The expert in the law answered:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all y our mind”; and “Love your neighbour as yourself.” – Luke 10:27; Deut 6:5; Lev. 19:18
Jesus replied, “you have answered correctly,” he said. Do this and you will live. – Luke 10:28
“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” – 1 John 4:19-20
3. Who is my neighbour? – Luke 10:29-37
The expert in the law wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?” – Luke 10:29
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God. – Lev. 19:34
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[a] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
4. The Meaning of the Parable
From the parable of the good Samaritan Jesus taught us a neighbour is not defined by a person’s race, social status, religious belief, gender or where the lives.
A person became a neighbour by his compassion, response and loving actions to the one in dire needs.
- Are you a neighbour?
- Do you want to be a neighbour?
- Have you become a neighbour?
Our next baptism service will be in late Q1 2023. Further details will be published closer to the date.
Individuals wishing to baptized or confirmed should get in touch with Ps Jose and must apply in writing to the ESCCC Board of Elders (email@example.com).
Individual classes for men and women wishing to be baptised or confirmed at ESCCC are run as needed throughout the year. These cover the matters of personal faith, church membership and public testimony over the course of three sessions.
All baptism and confirmation candidates also participate in two group sessions in the two weeks leading up to the baptism and confirmation service, presenting their testimonies and learning about the baptism and confirmation service liturgy.
We give to what we love. Due to the restriction of our physical Sunday meetings as a loving precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we will not be able to collect a cash offertory as usual. Electronic giving instructions can be found on the Giving and Offerings page.
ESCCC Annual General Meeting
ESCCC will have its Annual General Meeting today 10:45am-11:30am in the ESCCC sanctuary. All members must attend.
There are two resolutions:
1. To endorse the audited financial statements for 2022.
2. To nominate 2 member representatives to the Elder Nominating Committee for the upcoming elders term 2024-2025.
A formal agenda to be issued to all members at a later date.
Town Hall meeting with the Board of Elders today 2pm-3pm in the downstairs breakout room.
The theme is ‘Connect and Interconnect’
The BOE will be sharing their thoughts on what it means for us to have a greater sense of growing God’s church together by connecting people to our local church and interconnecting with one another within our church.
All ESCCC leaders of community groups, prayer groups, childrens and youth ministries have specially been invited. All members are also welcome to attend.
ESCCC Mailing List
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In support of God’s mission, we encourage all members to give regularly to the ESCCC Missions Fund, according to your means. The EFT details can be found on the Giving and Offerings page.
The Missions Fund will be allocated by the Missions Committee to bless ESCCC and our Mission Partners in missions work.
Prayer and Praise
Next Week 26 March 2023
Worship Your God: Once You Were Foreigners, Now You Are Mine
Exodus 22:21 - 23:9 (Unpacking Commands 9 & 10)
Pastor Jose Lam
We long to see the Church being loved like Christ loves the Church.
As such we strive to care for people with the love of Christ and to prepare people to love like Christ.
The Pastors and Elders would love to serve you and help you to belong to God’s community here at ESCCC.