Those People | Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Part 2

August 4 and 5, 2018 | Jason Marsden

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Those People
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Part 2
August 4th & 5th, 2018
Jason Marsden 

Luke 10:25-37


“One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: ‘Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus replied, ‘What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?’ The man answered, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ‘Right!’ Jesus told him. ‘Do this and you will live!’” Luke 10:25-28 

  • #1 Love God. #2 Love People.

The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” Luke 10:29

  • Which People?

Jesus replied with a story: ‘A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road. By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, “Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.” Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?’ Jesus asked. The man replied, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Then Jesus said, ‘Yes, now go and do the same.’” Luke 10:30-37

  • I Can’t Must Love Those People.

My Next Step This Week:

___ I will get in a group for the all-church campaign “Life On Mission”. 

Going Deeper

  1. What stood out to you from this weekend’s talk? Why was that particular point so significant to you?
  2. Think about someone that might be a “those people” in your life. What specific action will you take to begin to love them as Jesus told us to “love our neighbor?”
  3. The Bible says we are to “examine ourselves” when observing communion. This is a great step towards learning how to love “those people” in your life. How can you apply this to your life?
  4. Read Luke 6:27-38. Write down your thoughts as you read the passage. Do you have any enemies? Ask God, right now, to help you love them.

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