In The Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus challenged the stereotypes of religious people. Those who are people of the Kingdom show compassion to others.
- Jesus introduced the Parable of the Good Samaritan when a religious expert attempted to stump Him (25).
- We don’t require updated content to be relevant; we just need to be faithful to God’s original intentions (26-28).
- Seeking loopholes for who we have to help never reveals the heart of God (29).
- This world is full of broken people severely damaged by the sins of others (30).
- Being religious does not guarantee that you will exhibit the type of compassion God expects and that others need (31-32).
- If prejudices make you skeptical that God could use a particular type of person, it’s doubtful that He’s using you(33).
- Following Jesus often requires enduring inconvenience in order to display compassion (34-35).
- We often question who deserves to receive help while Jesus is questioning our willingness to offer it (36).
- Those who believe in mercy ought to be the first to show it to others (37).
- This world will never change if the Church only offers selective help to similar people (37).