Love of Christ Baptist Church
TwitterFacebookInstagramGoogle My Business
July 26, 2020 / Sermon

Serving Our Neighbor, Serving Our God Luke 10:25-37


Biblical Theme: The Good Samaritan

Sermon Subject (Title): Serving Our Neighbor, Serving Our God

Bible Scripture (Verse): Luke 10:25-37

Luke 10:25 – And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

Luke 10:26 – He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”

Luke 10:27 – And he answered, “You shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.”

Luke 10:28 – And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

Luke 10:29 – But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Luke 10:30 – Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.

Luke 10:31 – Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:32 – So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:33 – But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.

Luke 10:34 – He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Luke 10:35 – And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’

Luke 10:36 – Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”

Luke 10:37 – He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

ILLUSTRATION:

John Bunyan, author of the Christian classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress, was imprisoned for twelve years for preaching the gospel. In a real sense, he was locked behind a open door, because the magistrates told him that he was free to leave if he would agree not to preach Christ. Bunyan refused, claiming that to accept the deal would have made of his conscience a continual butchery and slaughterhouse. So he sat in jail for twelve years. This was made the more difficult by his family situation. Bunyan’s first wife died after ten years of marriage, leaving him with four young children to raise. Bunyan would later remarry. But a year after his marriage, he was put in prison. When he wife Elizabeth received the news, she went into premature labor and lost the child she was carrying. And she was left to care for Bunyan’s four children alone. When she went to the magistrates to appeal for her husband’s release, they again agreed to release him if he would stop preaching Christ . But Elizabeth told him that her husband would continue preaching as long as he had a mouth to speak. Even worse, this separation kept him from his blind daughter who was the apple of his eye.

Yet for twelve years, John Bunyan sat in prison because he refused to stop telling the good news of Jesus Christ.

Sometimes, Christian family, we will find ourselves, having to suffer for doing what is right. We may have to suffer at the hand of people, while serving people. But we will always be blessed by God, if we suffer for the glory of God.

Which brings us to one of the most famed stories that is known to Christians and non-Christians alike. It is one of the most well-quoted illustrations that the Bible has ever mentioned. It is called…. The Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Luke 10:25 – And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

Luke 10:26 – He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”

Luke 10:27 – And he answered, “You shall 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 your neighbor as yourself.”

Luke 10:28 – And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

Luke 10:29 – But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

If you and I want to be The Good Samaritan That Serves Our Neighbors and Serves Our God we must be willing to looking internally and take ………Number # 1

I. The Challenge (Test) of Being a Genuine Neighbor (Luke 10:25-29)

Ø Friendship with God, is obedience to God for the sake of others

· This Lawyer was trying to test or try Jesus. He was trying to prove something and trying to please the people around him that really had nothing to do with God.

1. What are your motives?

a. Are you….Legalistic? …

b. Are doing things to be seen? …

c. Are you doing it to please yourself?

John 15:14 (ESV) — 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.

· We are God’s friends, if we keep His commandments John 15:14

Matthew 22:37–38 (ESV) — 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.

Matthew 22:39-40 (ESV) – 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Get in TouchContact Us
To ensure the security of the information, type the code (displayed below) in the box.
  • Pacific Garden Mission
  • Southside Pregnancy Center
  • Heart for the City
  • The Salvation Army
  • Door of Hope Rescue Mission