Counter Culture Christians Part 2
The Kindness Factor
Kindness = (________________) in action
Jesus’ Story of the Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37
“There was a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, stripped him, and beat him up, leaving him half dead. It so happened that a Priest was going down that road; but when he saw the man, he walked on by on the other side.” Luke 10:30-31
(____________________) but recognizes there is a problem
“In the same way a Levite also came there, went over and looked at the man, but then walked on by on the other side.” Luke 10:32
“But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity.” Luke 10:33
“Always treat others as you would like them to treat you.” Matthew 7:12
“Your own soul is nourished when you are kind.” Proverbs 11:17 (NLT)
How can I show Counter-Culture Kindness?
1. Open your eyes and see the (____________________) around you.
“When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him.” Luke 10:33
“Look out for the good of others.” 1 Corinthians 10:24
2. (___________________________) with people’s pain.
“When he saw him, his heart was filled with compassion.” Luke 10:33
“Share each other’s troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”Galatians 6:2
3. Carpe Deium – (__________________) when God calls you to (act)
“He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.” Luke 10:34a
“Whenever we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it! But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10
“Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them NOW.” Proverbs 3:27-28
3. (______________________) what it takes.
“Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he gave the innkeeper some silver and told him to take care of the man. He said, ‘If his bill runs higher than that, I’ll pay the difference the next time I am here.’” Luke 10:34-35
How does Jesus explain all this?
“Jesus asked, ‘Which of these 3 people would you say was a true neighbor to the one attacked?’ The man said, ‘The one who showed him kindness.’ Jesus replied, ‘You’re Right! Now YOU GO & DO the same!’” Luke 10:36-37
“Being kind to the people in need is like lending to the Lord, and He will repay you for the kindness you have shown.” Proverbs 19:17 (NCV)
“God saved you through faith as an act of his kindness. You had nothing to do with it. Being saved is a gift from God.” Ephesians 2:8 (GW)