The Golden Rule

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12

The Golden Rule is something we often hear in culture, and it goes back even before Jesus' lifetime. So how do we as Christians take this saying and make it a way to follow the discipleship of God? In this Sunday's message, Pastor Jon Laurenzo gives us three ways the Golden Rule can apply to the life of a modern Christian in the city, and how it is a response, summary and invitation for the world around us.

The Golden rule is a response to the grace and generosity of God.

  • Whether you find yourself in a place of joy or lament, God is still good.
  • I won't know how to do good to others in the city until I understand how God has been gracious and good to me.

The Golden Rule is a summary of the law of God.

  • The entire Bible is summarized in this one sentence: The Golden Rule
  • Matthew 5:17, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law, or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them."
  • We have to see Jesus as a fulfillment of Scripture
  • You can never live out the Sermon on the Mount, you need the grace of God to help you live under the values of God.
  • To follow the new covenant, you have to love other people.

The Golden rule is an invitation to extend the Kingdom of God.

  • Your transformation is not complete if your outlook is self-centered
  • The way that the world is going is easy to find, but there is a narrow way that is difficult to find where life is found
  • Everything good in life comes from sacrifice, nothing worth while in your life was given to you

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