Parables
Stories of Jesus
“The Good Samaritan”

Pastor Steve Hernandez 7-10-16

 A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?” The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” “You are right,” Jesus replied; “do this and you will live.” But the teacher of the Law wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”  Jesus answered, “There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, stripped him, and beat him up, leaving him half dead. It so happened that a priest was going down that road; but when he saw the man, he walked on by on the other side. In the same way a Levite also came there, went over and looked at the man, and then walked on by on the other side. But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. He went over to him, poured oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them; then he put the man on his own animal and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take care of him,” he told the innkeeper, “and when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.” “In your opinion, which one of these three acted like a neighbor toward the man attacked by the robbers?” The teacher of the Law answered, “The one who was kind to him.” Jesus replied, “You go, then, and do the same.”  Luke 10:25-37 (GNT)

“Teacher,” he asked, “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and the most important commandment.  The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself. The whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 (GNT)

A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?” The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” “You are right,” Jesus replied; “do this and you will live.” But the teacher of the Law wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:25-29 (GNT)

*I can keep my distance
“There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, stripped him, and beat him up, leaving him half dead. It so happened that a priest was going down that road; but when he saw the man, he walked on by on the other side. Luke 10:30-31 (GNT)

*I Can Be Curious But Uninvolved
In the same way a Levite also came there, went over and looked at the man, and then walked on by on the other side. Luke 10:32 (GNT)

*I Can Treat Them How I Want To Be Treated
But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. Luke 10:33 (GNT)

1.    I Must See Their Needs (Sensitivity)

But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. Luke 10:33 (GNT)

2.    I Must Sympathize With Their Pain

…And when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. Luke 10:33b

Be happy with those who are happy, weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 (GNT)

Share each other’s troubles and problems, and so obey our Lord’s command. Galatians 6:2 (LB)

3.    I Must Seize The Moment To Help

Quote: Jump To Compassion Before You Jump To Conclusions

He went over to him, poured oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them; Luke 10:34a (GNT)

*He took the initiative:

*He used what he had:

*He was willing to be interrupted:

*He moved against his fears:

Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow” Proverbs 3:27-28 (MSG)

4.    I Must Spend Whatever It Takes

…then he put the man on his own animal and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take care of him,” he told the innkeeper, “and when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.” Luke 10:34b-35 (GNT)

If you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon. And I will always guide you and satisfy you with good things. I will keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water, like a spring of water that never goes dry. Isaiah 58:10-11 (GNT)

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; Proverbs 11:17 (TLB)

Jesus Closed: And Jesus concluded, “In your opinion, which one of these three acted like a neighbor toward the man attacked by the robbers?” The teacher of the Law answered, “The one who was kind to him.” Jesus replied, “You go, then, and do the same.” Luke 10:36-37 (GNT)

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