ICEBREAKER: Share a time when you were surprised by how friendly someone was.
Read Luke 10:25-37
Who is asking Jesus the first question? What do you think his motivation is? Why did he ask his follow up question?
Who are the characters in Jesus’ parable? Why did the religious leaders “pass by on the other side?” When have you been faced with the same kind of decision to “pass by on the other side?” What is it about those situations that make us uncomfortable?
What do you know about Samaritans during Jesus’ day? What does the Samaritan do for the dying man? How does he go above and beyond? Share a time when you experienced someone going above and beyond to help you or your family.
As a group, what are some things that we can do to be good neighbors to those around us?
How can we pray for each other this week?