3Who is my Neighbor?One day, a lawyer asked Jesus what is the greatest commandment of allJesus answered by saying, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself”But the lawyer then asked “Who is my neighbor?”
4Who is my Neighbor?Is our neighbor simply the person who lives next to us?What does God mean when he tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves?Jesus answered the lawyer’s question by giving a parable (a story)
6And on his way there, robbers caught up with him.
7They stripped him of his clothes, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.
8The man desperately needed help, and three people passed by him.
9he passed by on the other side. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man,he passed by on the other side.
10So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, he passed by on the other side.
11But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him,He took pity on him
12He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine 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.
13Who is my Neighbor?After Jesus told the story, He asked the lawyer who acted like the poor man’s neighbor?The lawyer answered correctly and said that the Samaritan man would be considered a neighbor.The Lord told the lawyer to go and do like the Good Samaritan man who took care of the wounded man
14My Neighbor is…From the story, we learn that the neighbor is anyone who does good to anotherAs a good neighbor, we are to do what Christ told us, which is to love our neighbor as ourselves.
15Memory Verse“You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31)