Day 1: “The Good Samaritan”
- Read Luke 10:25-36. What excuses might the priest and levite make as they are passing by the man in need of help? Have you ever made similar excuses when you’ve encountered others in need?
- What are the costs of the Samaritan helping him? What are the obstacles? Have you ever experienced costs/obstacles like this when showing kindness to others?
- Jesus tells this parable in response to a man who knows he is called to love his neighbor as himself, but asks, “And who is my neighbor?” Why does Luke tell us he asks this question? What kind of answer do you think he’s looking for? What does this parable teach us about who our neighbor is? Are there any “neighbors” in your life whom God wants you to begin to show kindness towards?
Day 2: “God’s Kindness”
- Read Titus 3:3-8. What does this passage tell us about who we were and what our lives were like before the love and kindness of God appeared to us (v3)?
- What benefits come into our lives as a result of God’s love and kindness appearing to us (vv 5-7)?
- What should the response be of “those who have trusted in God” and experienced his kindness (v8)? What is one way you can “devote yourself to doing good” this week?