Helping Others - What Did Jesus Say?

Written by David Hopkins

Helping others was something Jesus did on a daily basis. He was constantly approached by people, but He always found time to stop what He was doing to help those in need. This is a lesson we must learn if we want to be anything like Jesus, our savior.


While Jesus was teaching one day, a man inrepparttar crowd tried to test him to see if he would give a wrong answer. He asked Jesus, what he must do to inherit eternal life.

Jesus, who knewrepparttar 135159 man was a lawyer, told him to followrepparttar 135160 law, which says to love God and love your neighbor. In order to justify himself,repparttar 135161 lawyer asked who his neighbor was. Jesus then responded with this parable.

Luke 10:30-37 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by onrepparttar 135162 other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was atrepparttar 135163 place, came and looked on him, and passed by onrepparttar 135164 other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And onrepparttar 135165 morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them torepparttar 135166 host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell amongrepparttar 135167 thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Torepparttar 135168 Jews of Jesus' time there was no such thing as a "good Samaritan." Jews and Samaritans hated each other for religious and political reasons. The fact that it was a Samaritan who helpedrepparttar 135169 Jewish man shows we are all neighbors. It also shows that God is interested in showing mercy rather than maintaining prejudice.

Not to mentionrepparttar 135170 fact thatrepparttar 135171 Jewish priest and Levite who are temple assistants, and are usually recognized as servants of God didn't lift a finger to helprepparttar 135172 man who was badly beaten.

Christians in Peril

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

Christians in Peril

Romans 7:8-7:25

Christians in Peril The Christian today has become a people without a vision. The Lord has said that, with out a vision my people perish. We work and cannot obtain, we save and spend more, we fight and loose ground, we obtain and have less, we learn and understand little, we pray and little is accomplished. I wish to share with you a letter some friends of mine sent to me from India. “Dear Reverend Smith. I can’t forgetrepparttar story I heard a few months ago from one of our missionaries servingrepparttar 135158 Lord in North India. With scars on his face and back, his body literally borerepparttar 135159 marks of persecution. “They asked me to deny Christ,” he told me. “They said they would kill me and cut my tongue out if I didn’t deny Him.” “Stop preachingrepparttar 135160 Gospel,” they demanded, “or we will take away your bicycle and burn you alive.” This sermon is offered as a lesson to all of us in Humility. Mat 5:13 Ye arerepparttar 135161 salt ofrepparttar 135162 earth: but ifrepparttar 135163 salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 1Co 1:19 For it is written, I will destroyrepparttar 135164 wisdom ofrepparttar 135165 wise, and will bring to nothingrepparttar 135166 understanding ofrepparttar 135167 prudent. {Ref, Isa_29:14} 1Co 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. 1Co 13:2 And though I haverepparttar 135168 gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. Contrary to popular belief, a Christian’s duty is not to become involved in politics norrepparttar 135169 rhetoric that comes with it, for as I have said before, The Powers that be are ordained by God. Politics has no business inrepparttar 135170 House of God, but a Christian’s duty is to, 1. Love God. 2. Seek outrepparttar 135171 Lost and 3. Preachrepparttar 135172 Gospel, to be instant in season and out of Season. Lets look at, 1 Corinthians 1:19 for a moment. For it is written, I will destroyrepparttar 135173 wisdom ofrepparttar 135174 wise, and will bring to nothingrepparttar 135175 understanding ofrepparttar 135176 prudent. “I will destroy” Who will destroy? [God] What will He do? [Destroy,] What will He Destroy? [The wisdom ofrepparttar 135177 wise] Why will He destroy? [Men’s words and actions and wisdom are foolish] 1Co 1:20 Where isrepparttar 135178 wise? where isrepparttar 135179 scribe? where isrepparttar 135180 disputer of this world? hath not God made foolishrepparttar 135181 wisdom of this world? [Destroy,] In general, to put an end to; to annihilate a thing orrepparttar 135182 form in which it exists. To ruin; to bring to naught; to annihilate; as, to destroy a theory or scheme; to destroy a government; to destroy influence.

Man has disputed with God fromrepparttar 135183 beginning and will continue to do so untilrepparttar 135184 end. Wisdom only comes from God. The lost or sinners are always looking atrepparttar 135185 Christian to see if we are who we say we are and anything that they find wrong is always atrepparttar 135186 top of their conversation. Paul warns us about this very fact in, 2Co 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, thatrepparttar 135187 ministry be not blamed: Article after article have come forth from many ofrepparttar 135188 news papers, condemningrepparttar 135189 Christian faith because of politics, because of Christian remarks and even condemningrepparttar 135190 Scripture itself for givingrepparttar 135191 Christian his belief. The damage has been done butrepparttar 135192 question is now, “How do we repairrepparttar 135193 damage and return torepparttar 135194 service that we were commissioned for,repparttar 135195 preaching ofrepparttar 135196 acceptable year ofrepparttar 135197 Lord?” My answer, As Paul stated in 2Co 6:3, Giving no offence in any thing, thatrepparttar 135198 ministry be not blamed: by puttingrepparttar 135199 blame where it belongs, with us. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is pure and without error. Assuringrepparttar 135200 lost thatrepparttar 135201 Gospel had no part inrepparttar 135202 past mistakes of man. Letting them know what was said in, Mat 5:13 Ye arerepparttar 135203 salt ofrepparttar 135204 earth: but ifrepparttar 135205 salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 1John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate withrepparttar 135206 Father, Jesus Christrepparttar 135207 righteous:

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