Every Monday Kirste, Corey and Morro chat with a different local pastor for a quick replay of their Sunday sermon to catch up on what they’ve been focusing on within their churches.
They may be a long way from Fremantle but today The Brekky Team caught up with Ps Wayne Hollett from Kirste’s neck of the woods. Yesterday at Newlife Church Ps Wayne shared a message on having enough to live beyond ourselves.
Newlife Church is currently doing a series called Lessons from an outcast. They’re looking at everything the bible says about that big dirty word … money!
Ps Wayne shared the story of how a man came to Jesus and asked what could he do to inherit eternal life. He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. But the man wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?” (Luke 10:25-29)
Jesus went on to blow the doors of this guy’s cultural understanding of a neighbour as someone you like, someone you get along with. Jesus then told him the story of The Good Samaritan. Ps Wayne loves the NLT of the bible because this translation refers to him as the despised samaritan.
The Good Samaritan
The crux of this story is that this samaritan put himself at risk to help someone in need. This samaritan cared for this person, fed, sheltered him and left two days wages behind for him. This samaritan obviously wasn’t living pay-check to pay-check or else he wouldn’t have been able to do this.
Ps Wayne goes on to share how it’s not enough to just be willing to help a neighbour. We have to be organised in our money, so we can take care of our families and love our neighbours.
“So I’m hoping that on Thursday, which is your CBM Miracles Day, heaps of people are going to jump on board from my church and lots of other churches all around, to make miracles happen and invest in giving sight to people who need it in places like Nepal.”
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