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AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

Luke 10:25-37

 Life Group Questions

  1. Read through the passage as a group. What do you think Jesus is trying to communicate through this story?
  2. Have you ever had an interaction like Jesus is having, one where someone is trying to test you? How did you respond in that scenario? How should you have responded?
  3. What can we learn from Jesus’ response to him?
  4. What does this passage reveal about the heart of Jesus?
  5. How does Pastor Luke’s quote strike you, “IF I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACT, I HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT.”
  6. How are you investing your time, energy, and resources into the kingdom?
  7. How can our group pray for you in living these truths out this week?

 

Sermon Notes and Scripture

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.” – Luke 10:25-37

1WHO? EVERYONE.

2. WHEN? WHEN WE SEE A NEED.

 

IF I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACT, I HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT.

 

3. HOW MUCH? ENOUGH TO TAKE THE BURDEN ONTO YOURSELF.

23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. – Matthew 23:2

 

4. WHY? BECAUSE WE WERE ONCE THE ONES ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

 

YOU SEE, JESUS IS NOT GIVING US A NEW RULE AS MUCH AS HE’S MAKING US AWARE OF A NEW REALITY.