No Fence/No Limits

THEME: Unsinkable

SERIES: Servants

TITLE: No Fence/No Limits

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37

I.    THE PURPOSE OF THE PARABLE                

Of all the questions which could be asked, this is the most important: (What shall I do to inherit eternal life?)

Words in verse 25 seem to tell us this request was not sincere: (Put him to the test).

“What is written in the Law?” This refers to Deut.6. It is called the (Shema).



Several points of reference concerning this parable:

1.     The road from Jerusalem to Jericho.

·       For a hint: This was called (The Red, or Bloody Way)

2.     This man fell among robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and left him for dead.

3.     Three men walked by:

·       Priest.  A servant of God, who offered sacrifices for the (people’s sins).

·       Levite. Assisted the priests. In the days of the Tabernacle, their main responsibility was (carrying the Ark) by poles.

·       Samaritan. Seen as half-breeds by Jews. Mix of Assyrians and Jews.

The Lesson: Only by continuously, perfectly loving God and every neighbor on every occasion-even his worst enemies- could the scribe satisfy the first and second commandments and (obtain eternal life).  Since that is an impossibility for him and for us, the word (GRACE) becomes big.


NEXT WEEK:   Theme: Unsinkable/ Series: Servants

Title: Saying Thanks- Luke 17:11-19

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