You selected Dallas as your home campus. UNDO
Fort Worth is now hosted at
watermarkfortworth.org
You selected Frisco as your home campus. UNDO
You selected Plano as your home campus. UNDO
This page is hosted by the campus.
Your home campus is .

Retold: The Good Samaritan

A Retelling of a Story You Know but Might Not Know Why It Was Told

Have you heard of the parable of the Good Samaritan? If so, and you think that it teaches you to simply do good works, you are missing it and don’t understand the story! As we kick off our new series, “Retold: History Everybody Should Know”, Todd Wagner teaches through the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10.

Todd WagnerJun 14, 2020
Luke 10:21-37

In This Series (3)
Ruth and Naomi
David MarvinJun 21, 2020
Faithfulness in Uncertainty
Derek MathewsJun 21, 2020Plano
The Good Samaritan
Todd WagnerJun 14, 2020

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • If you know how to have a relationship with God you are blessed. Do you live in that blessing? Do you know what to do with it?
  • What’s one thing you can do for one person to be a "good neighbor" this week?

Summary

Have you heard of the parable of the Good Samaritan? If so, and you think that it teaches you to simply do good works, you are missing it and don’t understand the story! As we kick off our new series, “Retold: History Everybody Should Know”, Todd Wagner teaches through the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10.

Key Takeaways

  • If you love someone—especially someone young—one of the first things you do is teach them truth.
  • If you want someone to know something, tell them. If you want them to understand something, tell them again. But if you want someone to love something, tell them a story.
  • There are people who don’t think they are sick, but the reality is we are all sick and need healing from the Divine Physician.
  • There is no sliding into the kingdom of heaven by being good enough. Good Samaritans don’t go to heaven. Jesus is the only way to salvation.
  • It’s true that you are blessed to be a blessing to others, but if you think your blessing others will get you blessed you have it all wrong.
  • If you are a Christian are you offering up the answer to the chaos that is in our world?
  • If you were a good Jew in Jesus’ time, the worst thing you could call someone was a Samaritan. They were hated and despised.
  • In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the Samaritan gave such abundant care and provision that those listening wouldn’t have had a category for it.
  • The key to eternal life begins with putting to death your internal lawyer, defender, & justifier and admitting your guilt.
  • True children of the kingdom are those who are poor in spirit, realize they do not and cannot meet the standard of the law, who cry for mercy and because they have received mercy they propose to be merciful to others.
  • Stop viewing tithing as a tax. The New Testament calls us to be generous and to steward everything to the glory of God.
  • Do for one what you wish you could do for all.
  • Just because you can’t do everything for everyone it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything for anyone.
  • Jesus did what nobody but Him could have done.
  • You need to do what nobody but you can do, which starts with confessing your sin and need of a holy God.
  • Are you still trying to justify yourself or are you ready to be justified through what Christ did for you on the cross?

Mentioned or Recommended Resources