In your neighborhood

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A message I shared at encounter (www.encounterthis.com) in February 2009. What would it look like if God moved into your neighborhood?

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<ul><li> 1. neighborhood<br />what if God moved into yours?<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. john 1:1, 2, 14<br />NIVIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.<br /> 3. john 1:1, 2, 14<br />MSGThe Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. <br />The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one.The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish.<br /> 4. john 1:1, 2, 14<br />NKJVIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.He was in the beginning with God.And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.<br /> 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. God wants to do something really, really, really small<br /> 12. A person of peace (Luke 10)<br />Jesus tells his followers the harvest is plentiful<br />SO PRAY!<br />Go into the towns and villages and look for a person of peace<br />Stay with that person and join them and God in building the Kingdom of God in their sphere of influence<br /> 13. What is a person of peace? (Luke 10)<br />Receptive to the Kingdom of God<br />Has a good reputation and influence among his friends and family<br />Refers you and the message of the Good News to their larger sphere of influence<br /> 14. neighborhood<br />what if God moved into yours?<br /> 15. God lead each of these individuals to a person of peace. The person that God has ready. Not flyers, not events, not programs, just people faithful to praying and finding people of peace. Sometimes you may find a person of peace in five minutes, sometimes you may find it in 5 years. But remain faithful to finding the person God is leading you to.<br /> 16. </p> <ul><li> Host a BBQ for your neighbors </li></ul> <p> 17. Host a party for the big game and invite your neighbors 18. Deliver cookies or small bags of candies to your neighbors 19. Plant a community garden 20. Work to keep your house and landscaping in top notch condition and help encourage others to do the same offer to help when they may not be able 21. Organize a neighborhood watch 22. Stock your freezer with heat and serve lasagnas or soups for when a neighbor gets sick or out of work 23. Invite neighbors over for coffee or tea or whatever 24. Fill a freezerGod lead each of these individuals to a person of peace. The person that God has ready. Not flyers, not events, not programs, just people faithful to praying and finding people of peace. Sometimes you may find a person of peace in five minutes, sometimes you may find it in 5 years. But remain faithful to finding the person God is leading you to.<br /></p>