A lawyer, who was a teacher of the law of Moses, posed a question to Jesus. "Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life? Jesus asked him, "How do you read what is written in the law?
The lawyer responded,
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your strength
and with all your mind;
and you shall love your neighbor
as you love yourself
Jesus said, "You have answered correctly. Do this and you shall live.
The man being a lawyer was seeking to define the term "neighbor" and he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
Jesus replied: "There once was a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho and on the way robbers attacked him, took what they could use of his clothing, beat him up and left him for dead. There was a priest who happened to be traveling the same road and when he saw the man, he walked by on the other side of the road. Not much later, a Levite walking on the same road saw the man who had been robbed and kept on going.
A Samaritan was traveling that way, and when he saw the man who had been robbed, his heart was filled with pity. ( Samaritans were considered unclean by the Jews ) He went to the man's aid, dressed his wounds, put him on his donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he gave the innkeeper two silver coins and said, 'Take care of him and when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.'"
And Jesus concluded, "In your opinion, which one of these three acted like a neighbor toward the man attacked by robbers?" The lawyer answered, "The one who was kind to the man and treated him with compassion."
Jesus replied, "Go, then and do the same."
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January Lazarus And The Rich Man ("about death & believing")
February The Greatest Commandment ("about love")
March The Lost Sheep & The Lost Son ("rejoicing for who has given up their life of sin")
April The Meaning Of Easter - Three Examples From Jesus
May The Worry Of Daily Life
June The Ten Lepers
August How To Give and How To Pray
September The Un-believing Towns
October Signs Revealing Christ's Return To Earth
November     The Last Supper
December Why We Should Celebrate Christmas
January The Things That Make A Person Unclean
February Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
March Jesus Chooses The Apostles
April The Coming Persecutions For The Believers
May Jesus Feeds 5000 Men, ( not counting the women and children ) ( part 1 )
June Jesus Walks On The Water ( part 2 )
July The Bread Of Life ( part 3 )
August The Meaning Of The Cross
September Jonah And The Whale
October Jesus And The Devil ( Satan )
November Jesus And The Sabbath ( The Day Of Rest )
December The Christmas Story ( The Birth Of Jesus )
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