Small Group/Interact Questions
- Why did the teacher of the law ask Jesus a question? What was his purpose?
- What does verse 26 indicate about the interpretation of the law?
- What seems to be more important to Jesus, what a person knows or what a person does?
- Read verse 29. How is the lawyer’s question going to “justify? Him?
- In the story of the Good Samaritan, why would you expect the priest and the Levite to stop and help? What are reasons they would stay away?
- How does your definition of “neighbor” differ from Jesus’ definition?
- Verse 37 has a powerful command. What are some reasons we struggle to fulfill it?
- What was the question the teacher of the law asked Jesus? Talk with an adult about what this question means.
- If you could ask Jesus a question, what would it be?
- Jesus’ answer to the question in verse 27 has two parts. What are they?
- Jesus tells a story of a man who was robbed and beat up. How many people passed him by? What did the Samaritan man do for for him?
- The Samaritans and the Jews were not friendly with each other. The man who was robbed was a Jew, so how does that change the way you think about this story?
- What does verse 37 say you should do? What are some ways you can do this?