Topic: Love Passage: Luke 10:25–10:37
1. In the passage the lawyer had two categories of people in mind when he asked, “And who is my neighbor?” Describe both categories of people (neighbors vs. non-neighbors).
2. Are there any people that you would define as non-neighbors? Are there any people you are justified in not loving?
3. The first two men on the scene (A priest and Levite) are both “religious.” How do they respond to the staggering needs of the man who fell into hands of robbers? How might “religion” get in the way of meeting the practical needs of those in our sphere of influence?
4. What was the word that was described as the difference maker? (Hint it is the last word of v.33) Describe what that word really means, and how it is best exemplified.
5. Take opportunity to discuss how the Samaritan proved to be a neighbor to the man in need. How can this passage inform our discussion of unleashing love on our culture?
6. What is a love bank? Do you have one? What is it filled with? How do you keep it full?