A Word about Compassion

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There is a way to read this passage that will send you to hell—not just the place of eternal punishment that our confession of faith speaks of, but a life of hell here on earth. This misreading of today’s text is the way most people understand the story of the Good Samaritan, in fact, quite likely many of us read it.

But if we miss what Jesus is saying, we’re in for a hell of our own making.

Title: A Word about Compassion

Text: Luke 10.25–37

Overview

  • the expert’s question
  • the expert’s assumption
  • Jesus’ question

Resources

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