The Fear Factor


Sermon Summary


October 27, 2019

Dave Runyon





Primary: Luke 7:36-37 (Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman), Luke 5:27-32 (The Calling of Levi)


  • In order to take the Great Commandment seriously, we must be willing to engage with those who God has placed around us.
  • In many ways, neighboring is scarier than going downtown or even on a global trip. Because your neighbors are always going to be there.
  • “Good Fences make Good Neighbors”–We have a tendency to desire safe and clean environments. When this is lived out, it leads us to isolation.
  • Jesus has called us to engage the messiness of relationships. Real relationships are always messy, think about your family relationships. It’s not always going to be pretty, but it is going tobe significant.
  • Jesus often made religious people uncomfortable because of the people that He spent time with. When was the lasttime we were accused of being friends with sketchy people?
  • This issue of neighboring will confront many things in our we spendour money and our time, how we view our possessions. It will cause us to confront many of our fears.


"Do we see what's really going on around us?"

"Live at a pace where you can be a little more interruptible."

"If you fail to this, you're missing out on living the life Jesus has for us/"

"It is so dangerous to turn the Great Commandment into a metaphor. "


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