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Like a Good Neighbor (13 of 13)
Series: No Guts, No Glory
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''How DO you love your neighbor as yourself?''
That was a question asked of Jesus a couple thousand years ago.
In the gospel of Luke, chapter 10, Jesus shows us how to do exactly that.
TEXT: Luke 10:25-29 ESV Keep bibles open.
Over the past twelve weeks we've looked at a few disciplines, or habits, that we exercise in order to become a more mature disciple of Christ.
In fact, Paul told Timothy that he should discipline himself for the very purpose of becoming more Christ-like.
If you've noticed, these disciplines such as prayer, bible intake, giving, fasting and worship are really based on our ''loving the Lord our God with all our heart and soul and mind and strength.''
In fact, you'll recall that I said our passion compels us to pray, read the Word, give, fast and worship.
But in this passage, this lawyer asked how the second commandment could be fulfilled, which is to ''love your neighbor as yourself.''
Let's see what Jesus had to say.
TEXT: Luke 10:30-33
PROPOSITION: How DO you love your neighbor as yourself?
SEE THE NEED
In your outline I've highlighted how each man ''saw'' this man who was in need.
''Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.''
But it's interesting how three different people can look at the same situation and have different views.
Don't think that Jesus randomly picked out the characters in this parable.
As a master storyteller, Jesus specifically used these three individuals to drive home a point.
The first two men to come upon this accident were a priest and a Levite; both very religious people.
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