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January 21, 2024

You Before Me

Sermon Notes

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭25‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"

The "Law" = the Torah (the first 5 books).

There are 613 laws in the Torah.

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭27 ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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.'"

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭28‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭29‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

Pay attention to your inner motives.

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭30‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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.

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭33‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

"he took pity on him." = he felt an aching in his gut (compassion)

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭34‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"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.

To really live means to feel an ache in your gut for others that moves you into action.

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭35‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"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.'"

If you want to honor Jesus, then plan to be generous with your life and resources.

Last year, 44 people were sent globally; 100 were sent locally!

Will God evaluate me as generous with my life and resources?

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭36 ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭37‬a NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him."

$500,000+ collected // $2,100,000 committed

Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭37‬b NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."

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