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Walking Miracles
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Walking Miracles

Luke 10:25-37

“One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it? The man answered, “You must live the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. And, Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road. By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. A temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side. Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper tow silver coins, telling him, ‘Thake care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’ “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked nu bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now ho and do the same.”

  • There’s a huge difference between spoken love and active love
    • Spoken love sounds nice, it makes you feel warm inside
    • If there’s no action to this spoken love it’s just noise
  • Love has to be visible, us has to be active.
    • God said, you can’t say you love me and not obey me
    • You can’t say you love your spouse and then go cheat on them
    • You can’t say you love your friend and not be there for them
  • God is calling us to be people of action
  • This Jewish man was left there beaten and half dead
    • Both the priest and the Levite were Jewish, they were his people, from the same culture, same nation, same language, and same faith. They looked at the need but didn’t do anything about it.
    • These were men that were supposed to minister the presence of God, they were men that were supposed to take care of others and they ignored their task
  • There are a lot of people that are so focused on their own journey that they don’t look to the left or to the right to see that other people need help too
    • Don’t be an individual that is so focused on your own journey that you forget to extend a hand
  • Back then the Jews and Samaritans didn’t get along, but the Samaritan was the one who stopped to help the Jew.
    • This Samaritan man was the answer to this man’s prayers
    • This man was wounded crying out for someone to help him
  • When there’s a need it doesn’t matter who you are, what matters is your action and moving the way God has called you to move
    • Can we be some ones miracle?
  • The Samaritan man healed the Jews wounds
    • We are called to be healers
    • We carry the Spirit of God and we need to heal people with the Spirit
    • When you’re a healer you can heal some ones soul just by loving on them and letting them know you are there for them
  • He put him on the donkey and took him to a safe place to rest, a place that was covered, a place that was protected
    • Get someone in your car ad take them to the house of God so they can be covered, so they can be protected, so they can rest and their soul be healed
  • He grabbed his own money and paid for this man and even gave extra
    • If your pocket is always full, God can’t fill it with something new
    • We need to be givers
    • We need to look at the need and not just ignore it and pass by
  • When you become some ones response you become their miracle
  • When you do something don’t do it for other people, do it for God
  • Get out today and go be some ones miracle
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