And he drew a vivid picture, which has been told for the last eighteen hundred years; and I do not know anything that brings out more truthfully the wonderful power of the gospel than this story, which we have heard read to-night—the story of the man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and who fell among thieves. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. To learn more: Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 22:34-39, Mark 12:28-31, And Jesus said to him, "You go, and do likewise.". take care of him. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. Jesus decided to answer this question with a parable to help You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. 27 And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." Also find related articles, videos, and audio sermons to learn more in studying the Word of God. "Yes, now go and do the same!". At one point, she asked the class, “If you saw a person lying on the roadside all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?” Privacy Policy  â€¢   A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. There are many other parables in the Bible, so if you want to hear more ask your One day a lawyer asked Jesus, "And just who is Levites were people who assisted priests with The first thing he did on hearing nim cry for water—the hot sun had been pouring down on his head— was to go and get it from a brook. But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. There was a great, high partition wall between the Jews and the Samaritans. A few minutes later, a priest was walking down the same path and question. The Bible story of the Good Samaritan is a parable to demonstrate how we should “love our neighbors as ourselves.” When others need our help the most, like the man beaten by robbers on the road, our love for neighbors is truly tested. But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. ", "That is right!" But, he did just like the priest and kept on going. You would So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. We are told that he came by chance. He was one of those men that, if we had here, we should probably make him an elder or a deacon. and tore off most of his clothes. ', The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Nov 25th. New Milford, CT. Dec 12th. their work. a religious man, you would expect him to stop and do what he could to help. 25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" meant only their fellow Jews. After They beat him, ", The man answered, "Love the Lord your God with all Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. man. A Sunday School teacher was telling the story of the Good Samaritan to her class of 4 and 5 year-olds. ", Leviticus 19:18 - "You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.". Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’. If he wasn't better after about  two months Miscellaneous Jews usually didn't treat Samaritans very well, so they ", The man who asked him the question at the beginning replied, Jerusalem was called the city of peace. He looks him over, and he sees his wounds that want to be bound up, but he has nothing to do this with. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Copyright © 1998-2020 DLTK's Sites - All Rights Reserved. They took all his belongings She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. You'd think he would run over and help the man. The man was just humming to himself and enjoying the nice day when suddenly a Cards Then he lifted the man on his own donkey and took him to a hotel to After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. Oct 6th "First Birthday" Sep 17th. This is one of the last parables we will be looking at. Levites were assistants to the priests, so you would expect him to stop and help, He has been lying so long in the burning sun that he is nearly dead now —he was left half dead—and the wine revives him. And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher. Proud member The Jews would not allow them in the temple; they would not have any dealings with them; they would not associate with them. group of men jumped out from behind a hill. He put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn where he could be safe and recover. compassion for him. The trouble is, it was easy to tell he was badly But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. his question in a way we can never forget: A Jewish man was taking a trip alone and was attacked by robbers. Coloring Instead he But he is half-dead, and he cannot prevent the good Samaritan treating him kindly and putting him on his beast. 30 Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. paid his bill at the inn and paid the innkeeper to take good care of him! This is what he asked: "Teacher, what should I do so I can go to Heaven and And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.". of the three men that passed by was a neighbor to the injured man? crossed the road and walked on the other side and acted like he didn't see the ", After Jesus finished the story, he asked, "Which of the instead, he kept going and pretended he did not see. If' remember aright, 1 saw him in the synagogue last Sunday. In Luke 10, Jesus is asked "what is the most important commandment?" The Samaritans did not worship God in Jerusalem like the Jews did. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. That word "compassion"—how sweet it sounds! the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your everyone who was listening understand. live forever? Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. How readest thou?" And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. A good many people would like to help a poor man if he was on the platform if it cost them no trouble. he's all covered with blood, he has been badly hurt, he is nearly dead; and they have taken all his money, and stripped him naked. mind", "Love your neighbor just as much and said to him, "Now which The Good Samaritan: Short Story - Free download as Word Doc (.doc), PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. so asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?". ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”, The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”. I can see him now tearing the lining out of his coat, and with it binding up his wounds. 1 John 4:7 - "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. He felt compassion for him. never got along. So "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'. Do you know what he 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. So they avoided the Samaritans at all costs. This poor man, perhaps, had paid half of all his means to help the service of the Temple, and might have been a constant worshiper; but they only felt pity for him. of didn't like them. noticed the man lying on the side of the road. About an hour or so later, another man, called a Levite, was Jan 16th. Feb 12th. without helping him at all. I can see him coming along that road, with his good, benevolent face; and as he passes, he hears a groan from this poor fellow. expect the Samaritan man to be the one who just passed by without helping. Later, a Levite came along. And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." wounds, put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn. To which the lawyer answered: "Thou shalt love the Lord God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself."