Stories Part 1 “Not Nearly Good Enough”

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“Stories” Part 1

Not Nearly Good Enough for Eternal Life

 A parable is an _______________ story with a _________________ meaning.

Jesus did not tell ____________________.

Even if you’ve never read the bible you’ve heard the phrase _____________  __________________.

Unlike most parables, most people have _______________ the most important ________________ of this parable.

In studying parables, the _______________ is _______________.

Big Idea:  I am not nearly __________ enough to God or others to ________________ eternal life.  

 Luke 10:25-29

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘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, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

The _____________________

 This lawyer was an expert in _____________________ the       laws of God.

There were in Jesus’ day, ____________ separate      religious laws.

Question #1:  What shall I _________ to ______________ eternal life?

This question ought to be very important to        ______________ person in this room today.

The response to the words of Jesus should have been   “___________  ____________________”.

Question #2:  ___________ is ________ neighbor?

The lawyer asked this question to ________________             himself righteous.

He wanted to know the ________________ associated            with the word “neighbor”.

 Luke 10:30-37

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30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

 Jesus told this parable to demonstrate that ____  _________ could love his neighbor like God _________________.

Loving our neighbor with all our heart requires:

Personal __________________

Personal __________________

Personal __________________

The purpose of the parable was to convince the lawyer of _________ day and you and I of ___________ day, that there is ________ way we can inherit eternal life by how we live our lives.

 Romans 3:19-23

New International Version (NIV)

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,