The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:33b-37—The Good Samaritan
The Good Samaritan teaches:
- Lesson 1: Love is ______________ versus ________________ (Luke 10:33-36).
- Lesson 2: (Part I) _______________________ that your neighbor is anyone God puts in your path (Part II) ________ __ legitimate need (Luke 10:37a; Jam 4:17; Luke 15:16-17).
- Lesson 3: ___________________ that we can’t “inherit eternal life” by works (Luke 10:37b).
Lesson 4: __________ ____ ______ true and greater Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25a cf. John 10:10; Luke 10:25b cf. Col 2:13 & Eph 2:1; Luke 10:33 cf. Matt 9:36, 14:14; Luke 10:34 cf. Psa 147:3 & Isa 53:5; Luke 10:35 cf. Matt 20:28).
Family Worship Guide
Memory Verses: Isaiah 46:3-4
Day 1: Read Luke 10:25-37 and discuss: Why did the lawyer ask, “Who is my neighbor?” Why was this an oft-debated question? Why did the answer to this question matter - what would it affect? Who is - obviously - your neighbor? Make a list. Now review the list and prayerfully consider who you have left off of the list - whether by oversight or neglect. Pray for opportunities to show mercy to them - especially those who don’t come quickly to your mind when you think about your “neighbors”.
Day 2: Read Luke 10:25-37 and discuss: Is this a parable or a story? What’s the difference? What’s the practical impact of either answer? What is the difference between the “letter of the law” vs. “the spirit of the law”? What does God desire more? How can you know you are following “the spirit of the law?” What are some safeguards you should have in place?
Day 32: Read Luke 10:25-37 and discuss: What emotion does the text say the Samaritan had when he looked upon the man who needed help? Examine yourself. Who - in your circle of influence (family, friends, fellow church members, neighbors, co-workers, people you see frequently while out-and-about on your errands, etc.) - receives compassion from you? Who stops you in your tracks because of their plight? Is compassion toward them a “fruit” of your “religion”?
Pray for the Gospel to Spread Among All Peoples (Matt. 9:37-38):
Those we directly support: James & Christina Post (Wycliffe)
An Unreached People Group: Kumar (Hindu, Nepal)