Saying "Yes" To Those Around You

It takes margin to develop the art of neighboring. Create space in your life to invest in neighbors.

John 13:31-35 (NASB)

31Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus *said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him;32if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.33“Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’34“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.35“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”


  1. What do you learn about God from this passage? Jesus? The Holy Spirit?

  2. What do you learn about mankind?

  3. Is there a command or example to follow? What is that example?

  4. Where does our ability to love come from?

  5. What is the distinguishing mark of a follower of Jesus? 


  1. When our attention is on Christ, what are we empowered to do?

  2. Why should we place value on the people the lowcountry?

  3. How can our lives show that we are interruptible and available to our neighbors?

  4. How can show love and attention to our neighbors in our everyday rhythms?

  5. How can you make more time for those in your community?

  6. What can be eliminated from your daily lives to make more time those in your community? 


Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you be the distinguishing mark of the Church in our community. Ask God to show you real ways you can be love FOR THE LOWCOUNTRY. 

Nick Bynumfor the lowcountry