Believers demonstrate their love for God by extending grace to others.


  • Whom do you regard as your neighbor?
  • What motivates you to love them regardless of their attitudes toward you?

READ LUKE 10:25-29

  • “Love your neighbor” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
  • What are the subtle differences between these statements?
  • What is the relationship between loving God, others, and ourselves?
  • How does a person’s view of themselves impact how they love God and others?

The lawyer faced two options:
1. A person is justified before God through Jesus’ righteousness or
2. A person is justified by his or her own merit.

  • How does self-righteousness come from comparing ourselves to others?
  • How does this comparison expose what we are reliant on for salvation?

READ LUKE 10:30-35

  • What types of people are generally viewed as outcasts in our society?
  • How would including them in this story impact how we understand this parable?
  • What barriers might have kept the priest and the Levite from stopping to help the beaten man?
  • What might keep a person from going the extra mile when helping someone else?
  • How do you think Jesus might respond to the reasons named for not going the extra mile to help another person?

READ LUKE 10:36-37

  • What emotions are found in the man’s response and Jesus’ command?
  • How might those same emotions be expressed today?


  • In the coming week, where might you have opportunities to demonstrate your love for God by loving others?