“Making Room For Your Neighbor” Luke 10:25-37

“Making Room For Your Neighbor” Luke 10:25-37


Small Group/Interact Questions

  1. Why did the teacher of the law ask Jesus a question? What was his purpose?
  2. What does verse 26 indicate about the interpretation of the law?
  3. What seems to be more important to Jesus, what a person knows or what a person does?
  4. Read verse 29. How is the lawyer’s question going to “justify? Him?
  5. 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?
  6. How does your definition of “neighbor” differ from Jesus’ definition?
  7. Verse 37 has a powerful command. What are some reasons we struggle to fulfill it?

Children’s Questions

  1. What was the question the teacher of the law asked Jesus?  Talk with an adult about what this question means.
  2. If you could ask Jesus a question, what would it be?
  3. Jesus’ answer to the question in verse 27 has two parts. What are they?
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. What does verse 37 say you should do? What are some ways you can do this?