We’re continuing our series that looks at Jesus as a person. This week, we talk about the parable of the good Samaritan in Luke 10.
"It’s remarkable that the Samaritan man pays for an extended time of care. Not a small amount of money. He hands over $300 to this innkeeper and says he’s going to come back and pay any additional costs. This is a 9.9 of love!"
"The point of the parable is not just to be like the good Samaritan – Jesus is driving at our tribalism."
"Paganism is just how do you do life well without Jesus. You need a tribe. You need safety, you need community, you need to maintain justice. If someone gets you, you get them back. It’s the world of hate. The sermon on the mount is a slam into paganism. At the heart of it is Jesus’ command to love your enemy."