We use cookies to collect general visitor statistics but not personal information. Privacy policy

The Good Samaritan

Jesus answers the question, 'Who is my neighbour?'
Contributed by SIKU – Edge Group
Story also available on our translated website: Hindi
An expert in the Law of Moses asked Jesus, ‘Teacher, what must I do to have eternal life?’ <br/>Jesus answered, ‘How do you understand what is written in the scriptures?’ <br/>The man replied, ‘The Scriptures say, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.” They also say, “Love your neighbours as much as you love yourself.”’ <br/>Jesus said, ‘You have given the right answer. If you do this, you will have eternal life.’ <br/>The man then asked, ‘Who are my neighbours?’ <br/>Jesus replied by telling this parable: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. – Slide 1
‘Robbers attacked him and grabbed everything he had. They beat him up and ran off, leaving him half dead. – Slide 2
‘A priest happened to be going down the same road. But when he saw the man, he walked by on the other side. – Slide 3
‘Later a temple helper came to the same place. But when he saw the man who had been beaten up, he also went by on the other side. – Slide 4
‘A man from Samaria then came traveling along that road. When he saw the man, he felt sorry for him and went over to him. – Slide 5
‘He treated the injured man’s wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. – Slide 6
‘Then he put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. – Slide 7
‘The next morning he gave the innkeeper two silver coins and said, “Please take care of the man. If you spend more than this on him, I will pay you when I return.”’ <br/>After telling this parable Jesus asked, ‘Which one of these three people was a real neighbour to the man who was beaten up by robbers?’ <br/>The expert in the Law of Moses answered, ‘The one who showed pity.’ <br/>Jesus said, ‘Go and do the same!’ – Slide 8
Slide 9