Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Good Samaritan

  Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Dale Schreiber.  Mr Schreiber's message was based on Luke 10: 25-37, the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  The beaten man was an image of you and me in our sin and helplessness; the Samaritan is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was compassionate towards us by His great sacrifice on our  behalf:
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
He said unto him, what is written in the law?  how readest thou?
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all they strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.  
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right:  this do, and thou shalt live.
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way:  and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was:  and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him.  Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Mr Schreiber's full message, in context, is available on DVD.  Please see Romy.

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