That’s what we’ll find out this coming Sunday when the youth of Brentwood lead our worship service. They’ve chosen the hymns, helped to write the prayers,and Vanessa Boadu will be preaching. Here’s the story from Luke again:
25 A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked,“what must I do to receive eternal life?” 26 Jesus answered him,
“What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?” 27 The man answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul,with all your strength,and with all your mind;and Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” 28 “You are right,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” 29 But the teacher of the Law wanted to justify himself,so he asked Jesus,“Who is my neighbor?”
30 Jesus answered,“There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him,stripped him,and beat him up,leaving him half dead.31 It so happened that a priest was going down that road;but when he saw the man,he walked on by on the other side.32 In the same way a Levite also came there,went over and looked at the man,and then walked on by on the other side.33 But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man,and when he saw him,his heart was filled with pity.34 He went over to him,poured oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them;then he put the man on his own animal and took him to an inn,where he took care of him.35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. Take care of him,he told the innkeeper,and when I come back this way,I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.”
36 And Jesus concluded,“In your opinion,which one of these three acted like a neighbor toward the man attacked by the robbers?” 37 The teacher of the Law answered,“The one who was kind to him.” Jesus replied,“You go,then,and do the same.”
Brentwood sees itself as a multi-ethnic neighbourhood congregation of disciples of Jesus Christ striving to help those in need and nourish souls to flourish in the grace of Jesus Christ. How do you think we can provide healing assistance to our neighbours? We’d love to hear your ideas.
And we’d love to see you this Sunday –9:45AM for our hymn sing and 10:00AM for worship.