September 27, 2017: SOAP #2855: Haggai 1-2; Psalm 129; Luke 10 Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 10:29 he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went [...]

September 27, 2017: SOAP #2855: Haggai 1-2; Psalm 129; Luke 10

Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 10:29 he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half-dead.
31-32 [A priest and a Levite passed without stopping.]
33 But a Samaritan, as he travelled, 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 silver coins 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.”

Observation:   In verse 29, Jesus was asked a question to which he was responding in the following verses.   Then, in verse 36, Jesus ends His story with a question.

Application:   Those two questions lead me to a third question: “Who will I meet today who needs a neighbor?”   And a fourth question: 'Am I willing to use my resources to be the neighbor they need?'

Prayer:     Holy Spirit, I have often prayerfully sung, 'To be like Jesus. To be like Jesus.   All I ask is to be like Him.   All through life's journey, from earth to glory, All I ask, to be like Him.'    Today help me to act like Jesus did while He walked this earth, to do the things He did.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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