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.