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Print Version Am I My Brother's Keeper?
Sermon notes for Sunday, May 27, 2012
Notes written by Nick Angel
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Am I my brother’s Keeper?
Meaning of “Keeper”
žUsed 42 times.
— 21 in singular tense, 21 in plural
— Different Hebrew words in Genesis 4:2 & 4:9
     4:2: “ra-ah” meaning to tend a flock, pasture it, to rule, keep company with, herdsman, and keep.
     4:9: “Shamar” meaning to hedge about, guard, protect, attend to, take heed, be circumspect, preserve, and watch.
žOther uses of “shamar”
— 1 Samuel 28:2
     keeper of my head forever” (KJV)
     “chief guardians forever” (NKJV)
— Nehemiah 2:8
     “Asaph the keeper of the King’s forest”
— Psalm 121:5
     “The Lord is your keeper
Characteristics of Keepers
Gentle, Patient, Dependable, Forgiving, Caring, Loving, Considerate, Compassionate, Self-Accountable.
God’s expectations of us towards one another
žGod expects us to…
— Be kindly affectionate to one another, Romans 12:10
—  Bear one another’s burdens, Galatians 6:2
— Submit to one another, Ephesians 5:21
— Not lie to one another, Colossians 3:9
— Bear and forgive one another, Colossians 3:13
— Teach and admonish one another, Colossians 3:16
— Comfort and edify one another, 1 Thessalonians 5:11
— Consider one another, Hebrews 10:24
— Be compassionate toward one another, 1 Peter 3:8
— Be hospitable to one another, 1 Peter 4:9
— Minister to one another, 1 Peter 4:10
What God expects of us towards one another
žLove is all encompassing
— Jesus commanded us to love one another
     John 13:34-35; 15:12,17
— Paul instructed the Romans to love one another
     Romans 13:8-10
— Peter said to love one another with a pure heart
     1 Peter 1:22
— John put major emphasis on loving one another
     1 John 3:23
     1 John 4:7-12
     2 John 1:5
What Do We Do as Our Brother’s Keeper?
ž When one becomes a child of God do we…
— Sit by like its not a big deal?
— Treat them as that “new kid”?
— Rejoice because a soul has been saved?
ž When one is sick or struggling do we…
— Rely on others to provide care?
— Try to help them with their problems?
ž When one has sinned or fallen away do we…
— Ignore the sin?
— Say that it’s their problem so they can deal with it?
— Do we treat them harshly?
— Do we try to restore them with Gentleness? Galatians 6:1
We have a very important responsibility of being our brother’s keeper! We must act like it!!!!
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