What do you already know
What do you already know about Good Samaritan? Jot down answers
How to understand a parable
Who is Jesus talking to? What is their background?
Where are they right now?
Inside the parable
Understand what the audience would know of each character
This is a parable (a short story designed to teach a moral and spiritual lesson), not a story of complex character development or an allegory (story where ideas are symbolized as people)
Understanding the language, grammar
Apply your understanding - Contextual, grammatical, literal, historical
Lawyer, Levite, Priest, Samaritan (history)
Robbers, Inn, Coinage
Put it all together holistically
How to evangelize
Who can love like the Samaritan?
It’s not about