2017 07 09 Gill Khoury The Good Samaritan
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Gill Khoury  July  9th 2017-07-08

Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan

  • Short stories using visual images to make a point
  • Have one or two points : at most three
  • Always occur in response to something
  • They tell us what God is like, how he works and what he expects from us

 

1) This is not just a story designed to make us be socially responsible. It’s a story of salvation:

 

Jesus is the Good Samaritan

We are the man

The Levite and priest are the Old Covenant

Innkeeper could be the Church

 

This is why we feel overwhelmed at times by the parable. Because its not a story primarily about what we should do.

 

2) When we respond to need do so out of love for God, not because you feel guilty or made to.

 

When you can choose, choose

 

3) In response to suffering Christian ethos is to maximize care:

We can’t always end suffering, but we can care. Some how Love in a weird and wonderful way can bring people through suffering

 So listen, encourage, hug, make tea, cook, visit, cry, laugh.

 

Luke 10:25-37 The Voice (VOICE)

25 Just then a scholar of the Hebrew Scriptures tried to trap Jesus.

Scholar: Teacher, what must I do to experience the eternal life?

Jesus (answering with a question): 26 What is written in the Hebrew Scriptures? How do you interpret their answer to your question?

Scholar: 27 You shall love—“love the Eternal One your God with everything you have: all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind”[a]—and “love your neighbor as yourself.”[b]

Jesus: 28 Perfect. Your answer is correct. Follow these commands and you will live.

29 The scholar was frustrated by this response because he was hoping to make himself appear smarter than Jesus.

Scholar: Ah, but who is my neighbor?

Jesus: 30 This fellow was traveling down from Jerusalem to Jericho when some robbers mugged him. They took his clothes, beat him to a pulp, and left him naked and bleeding and in critical condition. 31 By chance, a priest was going down that same road, and when he saw the wounded man, he crossed over to the other side and passed by.

32 Then a Levite who was on his way to assist in the temple also came and saw the victim lying there, and he too kept his distance. 33 Then a despised Samaritan journeyed by. When he saw the fellow, he felt compassion for him. 34 The Samaritan went over to him, stopped the bleeding, applied some first aid, and put the poor fellow on his donkey. He brought the man to an inn and cared for him through the night.

35 The next day, the Samaritan took out some money—two days’ wages[c] to be exact—and paid the innkeeper, saying, “Please take care of this fellow, and if this isn’t enough, I’ll repay you next time I pass through.”

36 Which of these three proved himself a neighbor to the man who had been mugged by the robbers?

Scholar: 37 The one who showed mercy to him.

Jesus: Well then, go and behave like that Samaritan.

 



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