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June 16, 2024



Love Your Neighbor: Who Is Your Neighbor?


Luke 10:25-37 (NIV)


25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘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, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”


1. The Man Saw The Need


Luke 7:13 (NLT)


When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said.


Matthew 15:32a (NIV)


Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people;


Matthew 9:36 (NIV)


When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.


Matthew 20:34 (NIV)


Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.


Mark 6:34a (NIV)


When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them,


Mark 8:2 (NIV)


I have compassion for these people;


2. The Man Went To Where The Need Was


Luke 10:34a (NIV)


He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.




3. The Man Did Something About It


Luke 10:34-35 (NIV)


34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’


James 2:15-18 (NLT)


15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?

17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.