|03| Neighbor? (Luke 10:30-37)

Charlie Boyd - 6/28/2015

We continue in our summer series entitled, "Kingdom Parables: Keep Looking Until You See". Jesus told parables to make people think about how life in God’s kingdom under God’s reign was different than how we normally go about life. Parables have the capacity to challenge and change the way we usually think about God, life, and faith, and the only way to understand a parable is to keep looking until you see and to keep listening until you hear. Today's message focuses on the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the parable of "loving our neighbors". What kind of “neighbor love” does God require of us? A love so great that it's impossible to live out unless we receive God's love in the Gospel. Until we see Jesus as our Good Samaritan Savior, we’ll never be Good Samaritans. Unless we are crushed and convicted by the magnitude of the love God requires of us, we will never be humble enough to receive and give away the love He offers in the Gospel.