I believe that tomorrow will be an important day in our life together as a church. You don’t hear me often say that, “God told me” something … but I feel almost like He dictated the outline for tomorrow’s message about Four Conversations. It happened one night a few weeks ago (and then more was added.) I am convinced that we can all learn to have simple conversations that will not only change our lives – but be used by God to change the eternal destiny of someone we care about.
I hope you will make a special effort to be there … I pray that we will be like the guy in today’s story who was willing to pay the price for someone else.
Luke 10:29-37 (NIV84)
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ 36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”