Touching our Neighbours (Luke 2)

Service for December 13th, 2020 – Pastor David Elliot will bring the third message in the Christmas Series: “A Touch of Christmas”


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Sermon Audio

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(Printable version of sermon notes: Sermon-Notes-3-Neighbours.pdf )

  1. It was time to be _________________. (vs.1-2)
  2. It was time to be _______________. (vs. 1-2)
  3. It was time to go _____________. (vs.3-5)
  4. It was time to get some ___________. (v.6)
  5. It was time to give _____________. (v.7)
  6. It was time to _________  __________ for a neighbour in   need. (v.7)      (Luke 10:25-37)

Your neighbour is anyone who is ____________ to you who has a ___________ that you can ____________.

Send a personalized _______   ____________ to a shut-in.

Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. (Leviticus 19:32)

Give an   ___________________   gift to an individual or family that is having a tough time.

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done. (Proverbs 19:17)

__________________ with a community group that is caring for the underprivileged. (

Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ (Matt. 25:37-40)

Deliver some homemade ____________ to several individuals simply to remind them that God __________them. 

 If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded. (Mark 9:41)

Care for people in ________________.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (II Corinthians 1:3-4)

Digging Deeper

(For use in personal/family devotions or with your small group)

Q1: Share a cute or humorous “giving birth” story…your own or one you have heard.

Q2: What do you find to be most “taxing” about Christmas?

Q3: Read Isaiah 58:8-11.  What promise does God make?  What premise is that promise built on?  In other words, what does God require of us?

Q4: What tends to get wrongly “squeezed out” of your Christmas celebration?  What do you need to “make room” for this Christmas?  

Q5: How will you plan to intentionally take time to rest?

Q6: What other life lessons can you glean from Luke 10:25-37?

Q7: What kinds of needs do you find the easiest or most natural to meet?  What kinds of needs tend to overwhelm you or paralyze you?

Q8: Describe a time when somebody unexpectedly met your need and how that act of kindness impacted your life.