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What Kind of Neighbor Are You?

This is part 2 of a two-part series: The Good Samaritan

Key Scripture Luke 10:25-37.

A reminder for believers.

  • Once you received Jesus' mercy, you are called to imitate Him to the world.
  • Ephesians 5:1, "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;"

Follow the example of Jesus.

  • Every believer should be following the example of Jesus.
  • It isn't something just for church leaders.
  • Believers are to bring healing to broken people.
  • Everyone is broken because of sin.
  • That's a reason why believers should be showing grace to everyone they meet.
  • Think about ways you can bring healing to people.
  • Note: Only Jesus has the ability to bring healing to people because of sin.
  • Speak words of encouragement, kindness and love to people.
  • Quote: "Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much."
  • The words you say (and write on social media) are powerful.
  • The words you use will either point people to Jesus or they will push them away from Jesus.
  • Treat people like people.
  • Just because you don’t agree with someone, doesn’t give you the right to treat them less than a person.
  • People should be treated like people, regardless of what they think or how they view things.


  • Once we allow Jesus to heal our brokenness, we are empowered to follow his footsteps and act as a neighbor to the broken people around us.
  • By following Jesus, we actively choose to imitate the Good Samaritan rather than the religious leaders: we help the hurting even if they hate us.