Inside Out 104: Who is My Neighbor?

06.16.11 | Kurt Goff

An “expert in the law” once asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life and his question initiated a very interesting conversation.

Book Cover: Who Is My Neighbor?The Law says to “love your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus pointed out, so the next logical question is, “Who is my neighbor?”

Rather than offering the lawyer an exhaustive list of neighbors and non-neighbors, Jesus told a story . . . a story we know as the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Out of that famous parable pastor Wayne Gordon draws many characteristics of the man who was beaten, robbed and left for dead on the road to Jericho—the character Jesus created to show Christians how to recognize their neighbors.

There are many things that I have never really considered in this snapshot of Scripture.

We even tackle the discouragement that comes when our efforts are rejected or don’t seem to be doing any real good.

 “As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.”  (2 Thessalonians 3:13)

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on 06.16.11 Cindy Singer commented

I listened to your whole program on neighbors today. I am often in and out of my car , I never hear all of anything. I would like to propose an even a broader definition of neighbor. Today with internet, television and radio information so readily available to us - we are also very aware of our neighbors half a world away. Wow God's neighborhood is getting bigger everyday! I think we need to be praying for and learning as much as we can about the rest of the neighborhood so we can do God's best work for all the neighbors we encounter whether on our streets or over the tv, radio and internet waves.

on 06.16.11 Cindy Singer commented

I listened to your whole program on neighbors today. I am often in and out of my car , I never hear all of anything. I would like to propose an even a broader definition of neighbor. Today with internet, television and radio information so readily available to us - we are also very aware of our neighbors half a world away. Wow God's neighborhood is getting bigger everyday! I think we need to be praying for and learning as much as we can about the rest of the neighborhood so we can do God's best work for all the neighbors we encounter whether on our streets or over the tv, radio and internet waves.

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