We were created to need other people

Genesis 4:11

Central Theme:   The way we treat other people affects the way God allows us to be treated.

Introduction–Tell the story of Cain and Able.  Cain thought that we could live a good life if he could get rid of his brother.  He did not understand that the way we treat other people affects the life we live.  Have a member read Genesis 4:11.

       I.     All of us want good things to happen to us

              1.  We cannot understand why we aren‘t able to get the job we want, and live where we want, and pay our bills.

              2.  We don‘t understand that the way we treat other people affects the way we are treated and the things that happen to us.

      II.     Jesus was always kind and loving he is our example of how we are to live and treat over people.

              A. He wanted the little children around him

              B. He forgave the woman who was brought to him caught in the middle of having sex with a man who was not her husband.

              C. He healed the sick and epileptic

              D. He raised the dead boy and gave him back to his mother.

     III.     Jesus wants us to treat others in the same way.

              A. We should not be hurting other people with our mouths.

              B. We should not be pushing and shoving.

              C. We should not steal from each other.

              D. We should not be rude.

Conclusion: He will treat us with love as we treat others.  Jesus said, “Do unto other as you would have them do unto you.”