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what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him. What did Jesus teach about loving our neighbor as ourselves? Jesus’ teaching on loving our neighbor is summarized in His story of the “Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37). a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him. saying. “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”… . Loving Your Neighbor I. “Teacher. And behold.

and fell among thieves.’” 28 And He said to him. “You have answered rightly.’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself. said to Jesus.” 29 But he. do this and you will live.… 27 So he answered and said. with all your soul. and with all your mind. with all your strength. “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart. wanting to justify himself. “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho.… .

And when he saw him. and passed by on the other side. leaving him half dead.… . came and looked.… who stripped him of his clothing. came where he was. he had compassion. 33 But a certain Samaritan. And when he saw him. 32 Likewise a Levite. as he journeyed. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. when he arrived at the place. and departed. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds. wounded him. he passed by on the other side.

and he set him on his own animal. and whatever more you spend. and said to him.” . “He who showed mercy on him. when he departed.” Then Jesus said to him. 35 On the next day. when I come again. I will repay you. brought him to an inn. he took out two denarii. “Go and do likewise. gave them to the innkeeper.’ 36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” 37 And he said.… pouring on oil and wine. and took care of him. ‘Take care of him.

They are on a journey downward. They are on a journey away from the city of God. 2. They are on a dangerous road that will eventually lead to death.A. This story describes the condition of all men apart from Christ. . 1. 3. The man in this story represents the people of the world apart from Christ.

B. This story summarizes the function of our ministry to the world. This story teaches us with it means to be neighborly. 4. C. . kill and destroy. They are being stalked by an enemy who is seeking to steal.

God’s Clothing Satan’s Clothing Garments of Salvation (Is. 13:12) Shroud of Darkness Beautiful Garments (Is. What did the thieves do to their victim? Notice that the thieves did three things: A. 61:3) Spirit of Heaviness Armor of Light (Rom. 52:1) Ashes . Covering of Sin 61:10) Garments of Praise (Is. 61:10) Cloak of Bondage Robes of Righteousness (Is. II. They stripped the man of his clothing.

.B. They abandoned the man and left him for dead. C. They wounded the man.

C. B. Some may have failed to respond out of prejudice. Some may have failed to respond out of selfishness. A.III. . Why didn’t everyone help the victimized man? There may have been several reasons why they did not want to get involved. Some may have failed to respond out of fear of personal safety and a strong desire for self-preservation.

Some may have failed to respond because of a wrong sense of priority and a wrong understanding of “true religion” from God’s perspective. .D. Some may have failed to respond because they feel that they have no answers. F. Some may have failed to respond out of a cold judgmentalism that suggested that the man probably got just what he deserved. E.

IV. . Why did the Samaritan man get involved? The Samaritan got involved because he had a different heart.

2. . He did not try to over analyze the situation. 1. 3.V. He did not try to determine why the man was in that condition. He did not try to decide if he was the best man for the job. The Samaritan did not do the wrong things. What did the Samaritan man do? A.

3. 1. 7. The Samaritan did the right things. He had compassion on the man. He set the man on his own animal. He poured on the wine and the oil. He came to where the man was. He bound up the man’s wounds. 5. . 4. He brought the man to an inn. He followed up on him. 2. 6.B.

VI. Evangelism involves loving people. . How does this story help us to redefine our mission of evangelism? A. Evangelism involves meeting both natural and spiritual needs. Evangelism involves being ready with the gospel to those who are open. C. B.