Luke 10-31-33 (HCSB)
A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw the man, he had compassion.
- The Priest and the Levite passed by. If you were the man on the side of the road how would you feel when you see them keep walking past you?
- What would you have done if you saw the man?
- Why do we want to pass by and not get involved?
- Why do you think the Samaritan stopped and helped the man?
- Have you ever heard anyone say “I will pray for you” in a way that felt like it was a nice sentiment, but you suspected they would likely never actually pray for that person?
- What message did that actually communicate?
- Have you ever been guilty of saying that yourself and failing to follow through?
- How does our PRAYER on behalf of another person convey genuine compassion?
- How does praying for someone allow you to better SEE GOD at work?