The Good Samaritan
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Scripture: Luke 10: 25 to 37
Learning Objective: To help the children understand that we are to demonstrate love and care to all people, regardless of their religious or ethnic background
In this story we are seeing a man who asks Jesus a question.
This is what he asked: "Teacher, what should I do so I can go to Heaven and live forever? “
Jesus replied, "What is written in the Bible? What do you think?"
The man answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. “
"That is right!" Jesus said. "Do this and you will live forever in Heaven."
“That is all right,” said the man. “But I do not understand this thing about the neighbour. Who is my neighbour?”
Jesus decided to answer this question with a parable to help everyone who was listening understand.
"There once was a Jewish man going from Jerusalem to Jericho
The road was rocky and there were small hills all around. The man was just humming to himself and enjoying the nice day when suddenly a group of men jumped out from behind a hill. They took all his belongings and tore off most of his clothes. They didn't want him to follow them, so they beat him up very badly, and left him lying and bleeding on the side of the road.
A few minutes later, a priest was walking down the same path and noticed the man lying on the side of the road. A Jewish priest make offering for the people at the temple to purify them and gain forgiveness for their sins. Do you know what he did? You'd think he would run over and help the man. Instead he crossed the road and walked on the other side and acted like he didn't see the man.
Later, another man, called a Levite, was walking down the road. Levites are priestly tribe of Israel. Levites were people who assisted priests with their work. He would probably help the man. But you know what he did.? He slowed down and walked a little closer to the man, but then kept walking without helping him at all.
Just a few minutes later, another man came walking. He was a Samaritan. One thing you should know about Samaritans is that Jews didn't like them. Jews usually didn't treat Samaritans very well, so they never got along. The man who was dying on the road was a Jew. So, what do you think the Samaritan did? But as soon as he saw the man, he went over to him and felt compassion for him. He put bandages on his sores and poured oil and wine (which were quite expensive) on the sores to prevent them from getting worse. Then he lifted the man on his own donkey and took him to a hotel to take care of him.
The next day the Samaritan took out enough money so the man could stay at the hotel until he was well enough to leave. He paid the man at the front desk and asked him to take care of the man. If he wasn't better after somedaythe Samaritan would come back and pay for any extra cost."
After Jesus finished the story, he asked, "Which of the three men do you think was a neighbor to the man who was left beaten on the side of the road?"
The man who asked him the question at the beginning replied, "The one who had compassion and helped him."
Jesus told him, "Go and do the same
Luke 10:27 : “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 neighbour as yourself.”
"உன் தேவனாகிய கர்த்தரிடத்தில் உன் முழு இருதயத்தோடும் உன் முழு ஆத்துமாவோடும், உன் முழுப்பலத்தோடும் உன் முழுச்சிந்தையோடும் அன்புகூர்ந்து, உன்னிடத்தில் அன்புகூருவது போலப் பிறனிடத்திலும் அன்புகூருவாயாக "