A GOOD EXAMPLE

 

Luke 10:25-37

37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

 

*THE GOOD SAMARITAN IS A TYPE OF CHRIST – FOLLOWING HIS EXAMPLE – LOVING GOD AND OUR NEIGHBOR IS A MARK OF THE CHRISTIAN

 

25 And, behold, a certain lawyer (Expert in Mosaic Law) stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master (He did not know that Jesus was the Law), what shall I do to inherit (Not much of an expert, he should have said “Merit”) eternal life?

26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? (Jesus is pointing to the Bible as the infallible authority)

27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and (Love) thy neighbour as thyself. (Deut. 6:5)

28 And he (Jesus) said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. (You know it but you’re not doing it)

29 But he, willing to justify himself (Self-righteous do this), said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? (Everyone is)

30 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. (Uncontious – someone had to be the victim so that God could get the glory and that we can learn the lesson by showing the love of God to others)

31 And by chance there came down a certain priest (Highest religious authority) that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

32 And likewise a Levite (From the priestly tribe), when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. (At least he looked, the priest didn’t)

33 But a certain Samaritan (Usually considered their enemy), as he journeyed, came where he was (where the wounded Israelite was): and when he saw him, he had compassion (Mercy) on him,

34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil (Symbolic of the Holy Spirit),  and wine (Killing infection) and set him on his own beast (Grace given), and brought him to an inn (Room for him but not Jesus), and took care of him.

35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence ($64.00 todays money), 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.

36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. (Having Love for others is extremely important to Christ. Jesus knew he was not doing what he claimed.)

 

I.  Jesus Has the Caring Kind of Love

33 But a certain Samaritan (Usually considered their enemy), as he journeyed, came where he was (where the wounded Israelite was): and when he saw him, he had compassion (Mercy) on him,

 

A.  Jesus Showed Compassion on the Cross – He Cares!

Luke 23:34  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

B.  Christ Came to Seek and Save that which was Lost

Luke 19:10   And Jesus said unto him (Zacchaeus), This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Because of Grace now we are a son of Abraham! 

Galatians 3:7   Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

1.  Jesus will not pass by and look the other way.

2.  Jesus comes to us with love and compassion.

3.  We too must go with love and compassion for the needy, the hurt, and the unsaved!

 

II.  Jesus Has the Bearing Kind of Love

34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil (Symbolic of the Holy Spirit),  and wine (Killing infection) and set him on his own beast (Grace given), and brought him to an inn (Room for him but not Jesus), and took care of him.

A.  The good Samaritan gave every possible aid. – So does Jesus!

B.  Jesus always helps those who are His or who call upon Him.

C.  Jesus lifts the fallen, heals the sick, and forgives the sinner! – He gives Grace / Mercy / Peace

D. He bore our sins on the cross with love.

*We Should Also Bear One Anothers Burdens

Galatians 6:2   Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

 

III.  Jesus Has the Sharing Kind of Love

35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence ($64.00 todays money), 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.

A.  The Good Samaritan shared his time, his money… he denied himself (put himself out) to help a man that was in trouble.

B.  Jesus denied Himself (put Himself out) to help us in our time of trouble.

C.  Jesus made the supreme sacrifice to save the lost. He paid for our sins with His own blood.

*Love isn’t love until we give it away!

John 15:12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

*Jesus will come again and reward us!

Revelation 22:12  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

 

 

Conclusion: Jesus cares and has love for us and He wants us to show others the same type of care and love. Have you accepted the love he has given you? Have you asked him to forgive you for your sins and called upon Him to save you?

I PROMISE THAT HE WILL AND THAT HE WON’T PASS BY.

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