This Sabbath at Richardson (July 5)- “Love Your Neighbor”

Did you know that some of your hardest-to-get-along-with neighbors might be in heaven because you loved them?

This week in our Wednesday 11am Study Group on Heaven we read this surprising statement. “Many will be in heaven who their neighbors supposed would never enter there.” —Christ’s Object Lessons, 72{Heaven 82.1}. What if that foul-mouthed neighbor is in heaven because you showed him kindness? What if those late-night party animals are able to spend eternity in the New Jerusalem because of your influence? Or maybe you will be in heaven because some Christ-like neighbor showed you undeserved kindness.

This might be one of the reasons Jesus said “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:40, quoting Leviticus 19:18). He wants everyone to have the best chance possible to live forever with Him.

Join us this Sabbath at Richardson (9am & 11:30am) as we look at a deeper meaning of Jesus’ command to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” This continues our two month series “His Commandments = Your Lifestyle,” a study of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40), to love the Lord with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourself. Feel free to bring a friend.

Here are more tools for our journey of discovering the love God has for us that is the source of all love we have for Him and others–


“His Commandments = Your Lifestyle”

(The Great Commandment – Matthew 22:37-40)

  • May 31   “Love the Lord” Part 1
  • June 7   “Love the Lord” Part 2
  • June 14   Pastor Eric Louw
  • June 21   Men’s Ministry Sabbath; Jonathan Murrell, Frisco SDA Young Adult
  • June 28   Lois Serns
  • July 5   “Love your Neighbor”
  • July 12   Pastor Eric Louw
  • July 19   Adventist Education Sabbath; Bill Kilgore, Southwestern Adventist University Theology Professor

Watch previous messages at this link.

The Great Commandment

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The Great Commandment

“Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”   Matthew 22:37-40

For best results, P.R.A.I.S.E.!

  • Pray, asking God for wisdom
  • Read the Bible passage for the day
  • Apply the Bible passage to your life
  • Interact with a Bible Study Group
  • Share something good with someone
  • Encourage others to join the journey 

Start or Join a Group

Why not invite friends & family to join you on this journey? Pick a regular place & time each week to share what you are learning. Matthew 18:20. You’ll love it!

Additional Recommendations for

The Great Commandment

Books by Ellen G. White (found at Steps to Christ; Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings

Pathfinder Honors (found at Peace Maker (& Advanced)

All events are open to the public and free of charge at 1201 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, Texas. Feel free to invite a friend to join you!


About danserns

Happily married and father of three great kids. Seventh-day Adventist pastor who invites everyone to accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord, embrace all the teachings of the Bible and join a vibrant Adventist group.
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