To Remember: We
are to be kind to everyone.
Parables: The Good Samaritan
Lesson - Read Luke 10:29-37
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
Worksheet: Take home sheet of the Good
Read the lesson, using flannel board pictures
to illustrate. make the following points.
True and False
- 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
- We must be willing to help others.
We don't have to be kind to everyone. F
The Priest and the Levite mad excuses for not helping the man. T
It did not cost the Samaritan anything to help the man. F
The Samaritan didn't know whether the victim was a good or bad man. T
Name ways we can help others. (Open doors for them,
do chores, send cards, be nice, share what we have, include them in
Sing I want to be a
Was the victim a Jew? Yes
Was the Samaritan a Jew? No
How many men passed by the injured man? 2
What was the profession of the first man? Priest
What was the tribe of the second man? Levite
Had the Samaritan ever seen the injured man before? No
How did the Samaritan know the man was worth helping? (he didn't, but he
knew all men are worth helping)
Are we supposed to help others? Yes
Name two ways we can help others.
Should we help only people like us? No
Name two ways God helps us. (gives us food, clothes and shelter; heals us;
forgives us, etc)
How do we learn what God wants us to do? (read Bible, learn from family and
Name one way you helped someone in the last week.