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Creating Healthy
Relationships
For Discussion May 26, 2010
1. Describe a time when you have From The Summons
sidestepped a potential friend.
Will you leave yourself behind
2. Name fears that you have that prevent If I but call your name?
you from beginning new relationships. Will you care for cruel and kind
And never be the same?
3. What are the differences in people that Will you risk the hostile stare
make you hesitate before reaching out to Should your life attract or scare?
others? Will you let me answer prayer
In you and you in me?

Will you love the ‘you’ you hide
If I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
And never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found
To reshape the world around,
Through my sight and touch and
Next Studio 4:40 Gathering sound. In you and you in me?
Saturday, June 5
4:40 p.m.

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Luke 10:25-37
What prevents us from having new
relationships created?
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.
“Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” ____________________________
“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you
read it?”
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.’’” Human love can be described as:
“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this
and you will live.”
____________________________
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And
who is my neighbor?”
In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from ____________________________
Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers.
They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away,
___________________________________
leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the
same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other
side. So too a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled,
came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on God’s love can be described as:
him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil
and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to ___________________________________
an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver
coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said,
‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense ___________________________________
you may have.’
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the ___________________________________
man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy
on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”