Thursday, August 07, 2008

DO YOU FEEL THEIR PAIN?
..."love your neighbor as yourself"; and your neighbor is anyone, in your path, in need



The Parable of the Good Samaritan
"And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii [1] and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” -Luke 10:25-37

1 comment:

Eek said...

Steve,

I wanted to post this comment under your last post on justification but I was afraid it would get lost in the shuffle.

I was wondering if you have heard of James Choung? He appears to work with Intervarsity Press and he has developed an alternative to the classic "Bridge Illustration" for presenting the gospel.

It reminds me some of "2 Ways to Live" presentation (but not quite). I was wondering if have seen and reviewed this material yet? I would be very interested to hear your critique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCVcSiUUMhY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4V60n6KiB8&feature=related

Alternative Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cxY1PQWovA&feature=related

Book - http://www.amazon.com/True-Story-Christianity-Worth-Believing/dp/0830836098/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218146540&sr=8-1

Tract - http://www.amazon.com/Based-True-Story-IVP-Booklets/dp/0877840377/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218146540&sr=8-3

Thanks for your consideration.


In Christ,
Eric