Luke 10:25-37: Who Is Our Neighbor
Who do you have a hard time getting along with?
I) The Parable
A) This parable is Jesus’ response to the lawyer’s question. ________ is my neighbor?
B) The road from Jerusalem to Jericho was a very ___________ and desolate 14-mile trip.
C) Robbers beat a Jew and left him to _________ on the side of the road.
D) Two Jewish religious leaders saw the man and did everything they could to ____________ him. They would have been considered ceremonially unclean for 7 days if they had touched him.
E) A despised ______________________ saves the victim. He risked his life and spared no expense to help him.
F) The Samaritan is the kind of neighbor Christians are called to _______.
A) Christians are called to love those that are _______________ than us especially the weak and vulnerable.
Who are the hard ones to love in your sphere of influence (school, work, neighborhood, church, etc.)?
B) We can make __________ excuses for unneighborly conduct.
What excuses keep you from serving and loving folks around you?
C) Loving our neighbors especially those that are different from us requires ______________.
1) We need to take the time to ________ the needs of others.
What can you do to slow down and see the needs of others?
2) It requires compassionate ________________.
What can you do to cultivate compassion towards those different than you?
3) It will make us feel uncomfortable and entail _________.
How can you get out of your comfort zone to help others?
4) It will ____________ us something.
What may you have to give up to in order to serve others?
III) The Gospel: Sin left us ____________ and helpless. Christ saved us.