On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”...“And who is my neighbor?”
In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luje 10: 25, 28b-37 (NIV)
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Thursday, February 23: Church Council meeting in the southwest classroom at
Sunday, February 26: Prayer gathering at 8:30 am in the southwest classroom. Everyone is welcome. Sermon - Paul Kratz; Text - Luke 12:13-21
February 24-25: Marriage Retreat at Highland Retreat
Sunday, March 5: Wedding shower for Tessa Dean and Josh Eberly.
Sunday, March 19: Eastern Mennonite School Touring Choir program here at 7pm.
March 19-25: Mennonite Disaster Service trip to Greenbrier, West Virginia.