Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Good Samaritan - Message Minute

Good morning, this is Topher of Washington Church of Christ.  This Message Minute is brought to you from the campus of the wonderful Harding University Lectureships in Searcy, Arkansas.

This week we're studying from the parables that Jesus gave the people to illustrate deep truths.  Luke chapter 10 illustrates a story that many of you are already familiar with, the Good Samaritan.

A lawyer asked Jesus a series of questions, one being, "Who is my neighbor?"  In effect he's asking the wrong question because he is wanting to know what the limit is of his religious required kindness.

The masterful Jesus, knowing the shallowness of this man's heart, answers with the story of a man being mugged, beat up, and left for dead on the side of the road.  For various reasons, two religious people pass him by and the one who saves this pitiful man from certain death is a foreigner from a different religious system. 

Harding President Bruce McLarty shared that Jesus' deep truth is simply this. "One cannot define one's neighbor, one can only BE a neighbor." 

Today, follow the deep truth of our Lord and Savior and find someone in need to BE a neighbor to.  You'll be glad you did. 

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