Our Hearts in Question

Our Hearts in Question

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Speaker:Pastor Greg Pollak

Sermon Outline:

Two Questions:

Question 1: ”Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” ()

  • This questions is more important than any other questions in life. (Ex.marriage, job, where to live, where to go to college kids, etc.)
  • This questions has been asked before…
    • – “How can a man be in the right before God?”
    • – “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”
  • Jesus Answer: “What is written in the Law?” ()
    • The man answers in quoting
    • Jesus in tells him he has answered “correctly”.
  • Application..
    • Listen to people, to see what they know about Jesus
    • Learn what they believe;
    • Lead them to the Lord and His Word

Question 2: “Who is my neighbor?” ()

  • – This man should know who his neighbor is based on the law
  • – “Justify” – to be approved
    • The man wanted Jesus to approve of him in
    • – Declares how we are “justified”
  • The Parable of the good Samaritan
    • Priest – someone who preaches the law
    • Levite – a servant in the temple
    • Samaritan – a group of people looked down by the Jews
    • The samaritan goes over the top to help ()
  • The true meaning of this parable is that Jesus is the “true good samaritan”
    • Jesus give us something we don’t deserve (mercy)
    • We can’t be the good samaritan!  This isn’t possible!  Jesus is the good Samaritan for us!
    • The gospel is not how can we be more like the Good Samaritan, it is we can’t be good enough to be justified before God.

Small Group Questions:

Into the Text Questions:

  • Read .  Why does Jesus say that the man answered correctly?
  • Is it possible to do what says 100% of the time? Why or why not?
  • List out all the things the Samaritan did in the Parable of ?
  • What is the lesson from the Parable of the Good Samaritan?

Application Questions:

  • Are there any changes you need to make in how you share the gospel with someone from Jesus’ interaction with the lawyer in ?
  • Knowing that only Jesus can live up to the expectations of the Good Samaritan change your outlook on living the Christian life?
  • How has this sermon based on the Word of God, ministered to you?

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” (ESV)

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (ESV)

“Truly I know that it is so:
But how can a man be in the right before God? (ESV)

18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (ESV)

26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” (ESV)

27 But he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” (ESV)

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (ESV)

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29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (ESV)

34 You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. (ESV)

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (ESV)

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (ESV)

22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (ESV)

33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ (ESV)

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” (ESV)

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (ESV)

30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” (ESV)

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” (ESV)