Stories that Transform: Good Samaritan

October 6, 2019   /   Christ Church on Harvard

Stories that Transform:   Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

Jesus told stories to make a

Context:  An expert in the law sought to Jesus    

 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Luke 10:25 (NIV)

 He answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Luke 10:27 (NIV)

 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29 (NIV)

Jesus’ story:

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. Luke 10:33  

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

                                                                                                                                                        Luke 10:36 (NIV)

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

                                                                                                                                                       Luke 10:37 (NIV)

Jesus’ Point: 

Love knows bounds –  our neighbor is the person in     

1  Christ UMC is a church              

2  Need for Good Samaritan churches today is

3  Jesus you for a Good Samaritan life  

             You are called to be a Good Samaritan Christian!

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