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Helping People as Jesus Helped Them (5 of 6)
Series: What Would Jesus Do
We have been talking about ''What Would Jesus Do'' and truly we want to be a church that would carry the ministry of Jesus in to the next century. We have talked about seeing people as Jesus saw them. We have to see through His eyes if we are to do what He would do. We talked about touching people as Jesus touched them. We talked about loving people as Jesus loved them.
And today we are going to talk about ''Helping People As Jesus Helped Them''. This is the wonderful story of the Good Samaritan. Of course there are those who are trying to justify their religion, trying to emphasize their goodness and they asked Jesus - what does a real Christian look like? And this is the story He gave. I don't believe there is any story in the Bible more illustrative of what Jesus would do and what His ministry was about than this parable of the Good Samaritan.
Luke 10:30-37 ''And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then sa ...
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