Victory Vitamin Blog – Luke 10:36-37

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Luke 10:36-37 NIV

 

Jesus had just told a man the parable of the Good Samaritan.  (Click the link above to read the whole exchange.)  The question was asked “Who is my neighbor?”  Then Jesus told the parable.  The point of the parable is that neighbors are not a pre-determined group of people.  In fact, Jesus turns the table on this man.  The man asked, “Who is my neighbor?” and after telling the parable, Jesus asked, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man…?”  So, the question isn’t “Who is my neighbor?”  The question is, “To whom will you BE a neighbor?”  We make ourselves neighbors to others when we have mercy on them, help them, and meet their needs.  Jesus came and gave His life for people who were not very neighborly toward Him.  As result we have forgiveness and eternal life.  We reflect Christ’s mercy and love by making others our neighbors through acts of kindness, compassion, and service.  We love because He first loved us.  Make someone your neighbor today!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 28, 2016 – Luke 14:11

Be Humble (2)Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 28, 2016 – Luke 14:11

Christians are to be recognized by their humility.  Consider Jesus, the Son of God, almighty in power, who allowed Himself to be tortured and crucified.  He could have annihilated his enemies, instead He humbled Himself, earned our salvation, and set an example for us.  You can be humble, or you can be humbled. Learn more about Luke 14:11 NIV this Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.