I am so excited about the brand new study that we will begin this Sunday, July 22, in both services! We finally finished our study of the book of Revelation and now we are on to another exciting portion of God’s Word–The Parables of Jesus. This Sunday we will take a look at “The Good Samaritan” from Luke 10:25-37. It’s funny how today we hear the phrase, “The Good Samaritan” and we automatically have “good” thoughts. We name hospitals, churches, night shelters, and other “good” efforts after the nameless man who stopped to help someone in need. If Jesus were telling the story in our neighborhood today He would have probably told a story about “The Good Gangbanger,” or “The Good Redneck.”
If we were living back in Jesus’ day and we heard the word, “Samaritan,” we would cringe, or break out in a cold sweat of anger. The Jews hated the Samaritans and the Samaritans hated the Jews. The hatred was no less than the hatred we see today between the Palestinians and the Jews. Yet, Jesus told a story and in the story there were both Jews and a Samaritan. I hope you will join me in praying for our services Sunday. Ask the Lord to touch someone’s heart with the message of the Good Samaritan. See you Sunday.
In His Steps,
New Study Begins This Sunday