Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2002
John Darley and Daniel Batson are two Princeton University psychologists. Some years ago they decided to conduct a study, inspired by the story of the Good Samaritan.
They conducted the study at Princeton Theological Seminary. They met with a group of seminarians and asked each
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 10, 2010
THREE PHILOSOPHIES: THE GOOD SAMARITAN
The parable of the Good Samaritan gives three philosophies of life—
The robber's philosophy was "What you have is mine, and I will take it."
The priest and Levite had the philosophy that "What is mine is mine, and I will keep it."
Contributed by Darian Hybl on Aug 21, 2013
Recently I read an article that convicted me of my ‘blind spots’ where I have not wanted to ‘cross the road’ or enter deeper into relationship. Alex Early penned an article entitled, “A Pastor Walked into a Gay Bar And…” At first I avoided the article because I thought this article was more a
The Good Samaritan bears the features of the Lord Jesus Christ who comes to seek and save the lost.
(1). "He came where he was." Christ comes to us right where we are. In our stripped and wounded condition we could do nothing for ourselves (Ro 5:6).
(2). "He had compassion on
The Road to Emmaus
The scene: A table in the Inn in Emmaus – with a big sign on the Table saying “The Good Samaritan Inn in Emmaus”
Luke and Cleopas seated around a Table
Cleopas and Luke start talking:
Cleopas: Luke, Where’s he gone – he was standing right there and puff - He just
Keathley makes several interesting points that the Priest and Levite mentioned in the Parable of the Prodigal Son were leaving Jerusalem and could not use the excuse that they did not want to touch the man and be unclean for worship. Why? They had already accomplished their duties and were heading
"Recall that the Jewish lawyer asked Jesus, "What shall I DO?. So, here Jesus tosses the "DO" back to him! Don't misunderstand -- Jesus is not teaching a works based way to inherit eternal life, but He is saying in essence if you do this perfectly, without
Contributed by Tony Abram on Sep 9, 2006
Hospitals have been named after Good Samaritan, the person in this story
In the USA "Good Samaritan" laws have been passed
As we study the characteristics of the Good Samaritan, let’s ask ourselves if these qualities are true of us as well. He opened his eyes. Although all three men physically saw the critically wounded man, only the Samaritan looked and stopped to help. Before we can meet needs, we must be aware of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2009
College Students Fail to be Good Samaritans
Real compassion looks beyond the faults of people to see the pain beneath it all and to see the hunger in people’s hearts.
In research done by Darley and Batson at Princeton in 1973, a group of theology students was told that they were to go across
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
STORY: Saint Peter was at the gates of Heaven interviewing a man. He said, “You haven’t done anything bad, but you haven’t anything good either. If you tell me just one good thing that you’ve done, I’ll let you in.”
“Well, the man replied, “I was traveling on the road when I saw a group of thugs
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 8, 2009
Grateful Allen, An Outsider
We all know about the good Samaritan, but how many of us have heard of the grateful Samaritan? We are going to meet him today, but firstly I want to tell you about my friend Allen. Allen was quite different from most people. To have called him unconventional would have
Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Dec 16, 2009
THE GOOD OUTCAST-LONGHAIR-BIKER
Now it came to pass that a certain man was traveling Lonesome Street, a lonely and dark road from Tom's Tavern to Bill's Bar. After many visits to this bar, the consumption of liquor got a hold of him, stripped him of all his goods and left him destitute and dying
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 4, 2010
Hillel: "What is painful to you, do not do unto others". (Talmud, tracate Shabbat 31a; Midrash Avot de Rabbi Natan). Akiva states "Whatever you hate to have done unto you, do not do to your neighbor; wherefore do not hurt him; do not speak ill of him; do not reveal his secrets to others; let his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2004
A NEIGHBOR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
Pastor David Jeremiah tells a story about Bob Pierce.
Pierce had advanced leukemia. But he went to visit a friend in Indonesia before he died. As they were walking through a small village, they came upon a young girl lying on a bamboo mat next to a
Contributed by Kevin Barron on Aug 31, 2018
The shortest sermon I know is only ten words. It was preached by my grandfather to a small, country congregation on the story of the Good Samaritan (Mark 10:35-45). He read the account of an outsider who demonstrates true neighbor love by stopping on the road to care for a bleeding and badly
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 26, 2004
Can you name some famous neighbors?
*Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in his sweater and sneakers … “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood … won’t you be my neighbor?”
*Dennis the Menace … “Helloooo Mr. Wilson!”
*Ricky & Lucy Ricardo … Fred & Ethel Mertz.
*Tim “the Tool Man”
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 27, 2007
Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The first question the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But ... the Good Samaritan reversed the
While D. L. Moody was attending a convention in Indianapolis on mass evangelism, he asked his song leader, Ira Sankey, to meet him at six o'clock one evening at a certain street corner.
When Sankey arrived, Mr. Moody asked him to stand on a box and sing. Once a crowd had gathered, Moody spoke