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Sermon Slide Deck: "Responding to a World of Hurt" (Luke 10:25-37)

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  • Far As The Curse Is FoundHuman Suffering & The Hope of Christmas

    Responding to a World of Hurt

    ~ The Gospel of Luke 10:25-37 ~

  • This book is nothing more nor less than

    the account of a few humans who were entrusted with the

    role of helping others taste the fruits of

    peace.

  • Instead, we watched as the devil

    took control of paradise on earth

    and fed on the blood of the people we

    were supposed to protect.

  • We will recommend that our government NOT intervene as the risks are too high and ALL THAT IS HERE

    ARE HUMANS.

  • I can only answer the question, What am I to do? if I can

    answer the prior question, Of what

    story do I find myself a part?

    ~ Alasdair MacIntyre

    Scottish Philosopher

  • The whole point of Christianity is that it offers a story which is the story of the

    whole world. ~ NT Wright, Scholar

    & Retired Bishop

  • Far As The Curse Is FoundHuman Suffering & The Hope of Christmas

    Responding to a World of Hurt

    ~ The Gospel of Luke 10:25-37 ~

  • And behold, a lawyer stood up to put

    Luke 10:25

    him to the test, saying, Teacher, whatshall I do to inherit eternal life?

  • He said to him, What is written in

    Luke 10:26

    the Law? How do you read it? Andhe answered, You shall love theLord your God with all your heart andwith all your soul and with all yourstrength and with all your mind, andyour neighbour as yourself. And

  • he said to him, You have answered

    Luke 10:28

    correctly; do this and you will live.

  • But he, desiring to justify himself, said

    Luke 10:29

    to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

  • Jesus replied, A man was going down

    Luke 10:30-31

    from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fellamong robbers, who stripped him andbeat him and departed, leaving him half dead.

  • down that road, and when he saw him

    Luke 10:31-32

    he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed byon the other side.

    Now by chance a priest was going

  • But a Samaritan, as he journeyed,

    Luke 10:33-34

    came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.He went to him and bound up hiswounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal

  • and brought him to an inn and took

    Luke 10:34-35

    care of him. And the next day he tookout two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, Take care of him,and whatever more you spend, I willI will repay you when you come back.

  • Maybe it would be something like an Islamic fundamentalist helping an evangelical Christian who was injured in a terrorist

    attack. It was the last thing anyone would expect.

  • Which of these three do you think

    Luke 10:36

    proved to be a neighbour to the manwho fell among the robbers? He saidThe one who showed him mercy.And Jesus said to him, You go, and do likewise.

  • According to Jesus, love is what a neighbour inserts

    into a world of hurt.

  • Imagine our city filled with the kind of neighbours that Jesus was.

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