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Who is My Neighbor

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Motive, a Lawyer put Jesus to the Test Luke 10:25-29

What Does a person need to do to have eternal life? This is a question asked several times in the N.T.
The Lawyer knew the scriptures, Deut 6:5, Lev 19:18 but what do you ‘Jesus’ say?
Jesus gives a nod of approval, yet Lawyer still not satisfied, looking to justify himself by saying,”Who is my neighbor?”
Jesus then Illustrates with a parable Luke 10:30-36 Has to be one of the great illustration Jesus give us for understanding what it Means to love our nieghbor

The Good Samaritan

A man robbed, beatened and lifted for dead- (could be you or me needing help) Luke 10:30
Neither a Priest, didn’t help [descendant of Aaron having priestly duties -likely a Pharisee] Luke 10:31
Nor a Levite, didn’t help [from the tribe of Levi, but not a descendant of Aaron, but assisted the priests] Luke 10:32
But, a unlikely Samaritan helped! [Samaritans and Jews were at odds with each other those days] Luke 10:33-35
Jesus says, “Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor? A, B or C? Luke 10:36
i remember years ago, before the help a having a cell phone. I broke down on the side of the road with no means for calling for help. At best we either walk to the nearest gas station o hope someone would stop and help. It was amazing how many cars would just drive by without any hesitation of stopping, However now and then when someone would stop-what a joyful feeling that someone careed enought to stop and help out-That was a true neighbor!
Conclusion
Jesus said,”the one who showed Mercy! Luke 10:37
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