THE GOOD SAMARITAN AND THE INN-KEEPER

THE GOOD SAMARITAN AND THE INN-KEEPER

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR? The Jewish leaders had a very strict understanding of who God accepted and who God rejected. Obviously, they taught, God had accepted the Jews as His favourite – particularly Jewish men. Jewish women were sort of accepted, but only as second-class members of God’s people. This obviously also meant that unless a gentile (a non-Jew) converted to Judaism they could not be accepted by God. Therefore, God rejected all gentiles — and He especially rejected Roman gentiles — but He reserved His ultimate rejection for Samaritans! Jesus then tells the Temple-lawyer the story of the Good Samaritan.

“GO AND DO LIKEWISE”

Have you ever had an annoying neighbour? Perhaps they party until late at night. Perhaps they park their car in front of your driveway? Perhaps they throw their rubbish over the fence into your yard?Neighbours can also be wonderful. They can keep an eye on our home...

HEAR TO HELP

HEAR TO HELPHow is our church known in our community? Whenever churches have taken the time to ask their community, they generally get feedback sounding like – irrelevant, out-dated, money-focussed, judgmental. Increasingly though, it seems they also get blank...