Superheroes, Part Eight

Today's hero is The Good Samaritan.

Text: Luke 10:25-37

Prevailing Attitudes of the Story:

A. The Robber: "What's yours is mine and I'm going to take it."

  • Not unlike the prevailing attitude of today's culture that believes, "I'm entitled."

B. The Priest and Levite: "What's mine is mine and I'm going to keep it."
  • The spirit of greed and selfishness is taking over America. 
  • This should not be the attitude of the Christ-follower. Jesus taught us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. 
C. The Good Samaritan: "What's mine is yours and I'll gladly give it."
  • It is amazing what can be accomplished for God when we don't care who gets the credit. 

Practical Application:

A. Our mission is to:
  • Train our children.
  • Restore our families. 
  • Light our community/world. 
B. What must we do?

1. Get in the ditch. 
  • We've got to be willing to move from the comfort of the sanctuary into the pain of the suffering. 
2. Quit caring who's in the ditch.