And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God

with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great

and first commandment. And a second is like it:

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments

depend all the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 22:37-40


What does it mean to love your neighbor?

How is this a part of joyfully building up the body of Christ for the glory of God?



In 2016 we’ll turn our attention to our neighbors. What does God’s word say it will really be like to reach our neighbors? We've spent time focusing on our membership and discipleship. Now, how does the vine grow? We might find ourselves in great discomfort for the glory of God if we are going to follow a biblical vision of evangelism and hospitality. The whole law hangs on these two things: loving God and loving others. This series will surely challenge us and set our sails in the direction of reaching Austin with Christ.



  • The Whole Law in Two Commandments
  • God's Power to Change
  • Jesus, Friend of Sinners
  • Proverbs for Neighboring Well
  • Rejoicing in Salvation



During this focus we challenge each member to invite their neighbors over for dinner. During the month of February and March host 2-3 households for a meal together. 


But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.