Caring for Neighbours

SHARE
  1. What are you thankful for?
  2. Who has encouraged you since we last met?
  3. How have you experienced God this week?
  4. What do you need God’s help for?
  5. How can we help you with your needs?
  6. Do any of your neighbours have needs that we can meet?
REVIEW
  1. What have you put into practice since our last meeting?
  2. Have you been able to help meet the needs of any of your neighbours?
  3. Did you tell anyone what you discovered in our last meeting? How did they respond?
READ
  1. Read the passage aloud twice.
  2. Have one person retell the passage in their own words with the group’s help.
  3. Was there anything missed or added?

Luke 10: 25-37

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.”

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DISCOVER
  1. What stands out for you in this passage?
  2. What do you like and what bothers you in this passage?
  3. What does this passage tell you about God and people?
  4. What does this passage say about caring for our neighbours?
APPLY
  1. What are some possible ways a person could apply this passage? Is there:
    • A behaviour to change?
    • A promise to claim?
    • An example to follow?
    • A command to obey?
  2. Ask God what He wants you to do in response to the passage.
  3. Share this with the group
  4. What can we do to help the people in our community this week?
  5. When do you want to meet again? Which social platform?
  6. What are some ways we can connect with each other between now and when we meet together again?
 

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