Who is my neighbor?

Who is my neighbor?

by City Church

In Luke 10, an expert in the law posed an honest question to Jesus, albeit with some ulterior motives. In turn, Jesus responded with the parable of the Good Samaritan where we see the Samaritan showing mercy to the individual in need, and he ultimately proves to be his neighbor. 

The apostle Paul provides us with a great definition of mercy in Galatians 6:2 where he encourages the church to “bear one another’s burdens.” This extension of mercy is at the core of the gospel: through Christ’s work on the cross we have been shown mercy and are now free to be his agents of mercy and love in a broken world.

City Church’s Mercy | Justice Team aims to take part in this work and extend mercy both within our congregation and in our local community and beyond. It has been amazing to see how the City Church body has already come together in its young existence to serve alongside existing ministries and tangibly care for those who have struggled with lack of employment, medical emergencies and other real needs.

Are you looking for opportunities to love your neighbor at City Church? We would love to have you alongside us in this ministry effort.

Author: Blake Webster, Mercy and Justice Team

Blake Webster serves on the Mercy | Justice Team at City Church. To learn more about this team or to get involved, email Elise Mueller at elise@citychurch.org.

Artwork: Vincent van Gogh,The Good Samaritan 1853 – 1890