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The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

Light a candle and remember the presence of God is with you.

Cut out the pieces to help you tell this story.

Jesus told us sacred stories called parables.
Sacred means that something is extra special.
Jesus was extra special and so were the stories he told.

The extra special stories Jesus told were messages about how to love God and love each other. Let us wonder how this parable helps us love. (Pause.)

A person got bullied by 2 men.

They robbed him, beat him, and left him hurt on the ground.


A minister saw the hurt man, but walked by the man.

Move the minister down the road and have him pass the

hurt man on the other side of the road.

Another church person saw him, but walked by the man.

Move the church person down the road and have him pass the 

hurt man on the other side of the road.

The man then saw someone from another town coming. No one liked the people from that town. They were enemies.

The person from the enemy town stopped at the man.

Move the enemy with his donkey to the hurt traveler.

The “enemy” took the hurt man to Jericho.

Move the people together down the road.

He took care of his bruises.

He found a place for him to rest.

He paid for his food and other needs.

Place the hearts on the road, and one on the enemy/helper.

He helped the person that had been bullied and ignored by others to get better.

Place the heart strip above the heads of both people.

Stand them together.

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Luke 10:27-29 (Common English Version)

The Scriptures say, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.” They also say, “Love your neighbors as much as you love yourself.” Jesus said, “You have given the right answer. If you do this, you will have eternal life.” But the man wanted to show that he knew what he was talking about. So he asked Jesus, “Who are my neighbors?”

I wonder…

. . . how this parable helps us love?

. . . if the traveler has a name?

. . . if the enemy/helper has a name?

. . . why the other people didn’t help the traveler?

. . . how you feel about this story?

. . . if this story has all it needs?

. . . can you tell this story differently?

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