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Parables: The Good Samaritan

To Remember: We are to be kind to everyone.
 
Vocabulary
  • Samaritan - a person from Samaria; the Jews didn't like Samaritans
  • Priest - a religious leader of the Jews
  • Levite - a member of the tribe of the priests
Lesson - Read Luke 10:29-37
 
Worksheet:
Take home sheet of the Good Samaritan .pdf
Read the lesson, using flannel board pictures to illustrate. make the following points.
  • The Priest and Levite used excuses to avoid helping the man.
    Discuss: Jesus frequently focused on the fact that the Pharisees' made up rules about what was right often got in the way of actually doing good. The author of the book of James summed up "religion" as helping others. Talk about how the Priest and the Levite's obedience to religious rules kept them from doing a good deed.
  • The Samaritan didn't know if the man was good or bad, only that he was hurt.
  • We must be willing to help others.
True and False
  1. We don't have to be kind to everyone. F
  2. The Priest and the Levite mad excuses for not helping the man. T
  3. It did not cost the Samaritan anything to help the man. F
  4. The Samaritan didn't know whether the victim was a good or bad man. T
Discussion
Name ways we can help others. (Open doors for them, do chores, send cards, be nice, share what we have, include them in activities, etc.)
 
Sing I want to be a worker

Worksheets: Fishing
  1. Was the victim a Jew? Yes
  2. Was the Samaritan a Jew? No
  3. How many men passed by the injured man? 2
  4. What was the profession of the first man? Priest
  5. What was the tribe of the second man? Levite
  6. Had the Samaritan ever seen the injured man before? No
  7. How did the Samaritan know the man was worth helping? (he didn't, but he knew all men are worth helping)
  8. Are we supposed to help others? Yes
  9. Name two ways we can help others.
  10. Should we help only people like us? No
  11. Name two ways God helps us. (gives us food, clothes and shelter; heals us; forgives us, etc)
  12. How do we learn what God wants us to do? (read Bible, learn from family and teachers, etc)
  13. Name one way you helped someone in the last week.
 

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