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October 6 – 27, 2019
HEART YOUTR HOOD: The Lord Jesus has given His Church a simple mission – Make Disciples. At Prince of Peace, we believe the best way to advance the mission of Jesus is to equip God’s people to make disciples in the places where they live, work, and play. During the month of October, we will take a deeper dive toward equipping people to engage the work of Jesus. Are you ready to “Heart your Hood?”
October 6: The Heart of Jesus for Your Hood
Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 47: 1-12
Before you begin to Heart your Hood, you must understand a basic truth, it does not start with you. If you believe that loving your neighbor means pouring out your heart for your hood, you will quickly be discouraged when you become busy, worn out and uninterested. Ezekiel 47 teaches us that it is God’s heart that flows through you into your hood.
October 13: The Hope of Jesus for Your Hood
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 61: 1-4
What can transform a neighborhood? Well-manicured lawns? Block parties? Well run Homeowners Association? As we commit to hearting our hood, we must remember that the only thing that can transform a neighborhood is the message and hope of Jesus. It is the Gospel of Jesus alone, under the Spirit alone, that has the power to transform a neighborhood. This message has been entrusted to you.
October 20: Who is My Neighbor?
New Testament Reading: Luke 10: 25-37
Who is my neighbor? Is it the stranger I meet at the grocery store or the gas station? What if my neighbor is actually the person who lives next door to me? Perhaps you begin to Heart your Hood by first loving your next-door neighbor.
October 27: A High Calling to a Higher Standard
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:15-23
All Americans live in a culture that values personal freedom but many times that freedom shuts doors that make it difficult to Heart your Hood. The call to Heart your Hood is a high calling that demands that you give up your personal freedom and make yourself a servant to all (1 Corinthians 9:19). While the world is free to spout off their political opinions, their random opinions, and live according to their own desires, the Lord Jesus calls us to a higher standard