Series The Good Samaritan

One of Jesus’ most beloved parables, this story was not just spoken in a vacuum. It was Christ’s response to a question (“Who is my neighbor?”) that, in first century Israel, reeked of racism and bias. In response to those racial attitudes, Jesus’ story makes a hated Samaritan the hero, no doubt to the shock of the listening crowd.

Dates August 17-21, 2015
# of Programs 5
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder
Text Luke 10
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Part 1 - 08/17/15

An unexpected hero

As Jesus began telling the story of the Good Samaritan, his audience more than likely had expected a different hero than the one they got. Join us on “Discover the Word” as we take a look at Luke 10 to reveal the story-telling strategy of Jesus. Why does it seem that all the wrong characters in the story are getting things right?

Part 2 - 08/18/15

Jesus, a master communicator

In as little as eight verses, Jesus turned the tables on a religious lawyer seeking to embarrass Him. Discover how Jesus got straight to the heart in all His interactions as we continue our series on the Good Samaritan.

Part 3 - 08/19/15

One of the most familiar stories Jesus ever told

Questions and answers. Sometimes we ask questions we already know the answer to. Sometimes we ask questions to reveal what the other person does not know! Today on “Discover the Word,” we explore how Jesus used questions and answers to reveal a man’s heart. Don’t miss this insightful conversation.

Part 4 - 08/20/15

A narrow-minded heart exposed

Teachers cringe at this question from their students: “Is this going to be on the test?” This question reveals to teachers that the students have focused their interest on getting a good grade, rather than learning. Join us on “Discover the Word” as we discuss why Jesus told the classic story of the Good Samaritan.

Part 5 - 08/21/15

A powerful exchange between Jesus and a religious lawyer

The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the greatest short stories Jesus ever told. Today we take a look at the stirring conclusion to a powerful exchange.

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