You can be a neighbor!

If you are considering Nursing Home Ministry or any other kind of work for God, this workbook is for you! Let’s begin with the story usually called, “the Parable of the Good Samaritan” which I have titled,        “The Parable of the Good Neighbor”

Luke 10:30-35 NKJV Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassJuly 04 assorted 017ion.  So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’

The first person we meet is the man who fell among thieves. His story was a lot like that of the residents in any nursing home. The thieves that caught him by surprise go by various names, such as age, physical disability or disease. People fall into a systP1020142em where they lose control of their finances, their health and their personal freedom.

Three different people came by the man that day. The first was a priest. He came from a good family, had chosen to dedicate himself to God’s work and was recognized as a leader in his community. But in spite of his opportunity to show God’s mercy, that day he failed.kimg0177.jpg He passed by, saw the need but chose not to get involved. The second man was only a follower of the first, so he simply took the same path – the path of least resistance. India and Nepal 231 Last in line came the Samaritan. This was the man from whom no one expected any help. But when the Samaritan passed by that place, he saw the need, rolled up his sleeves and got involved. He became a neighbor when he became a part of the injured man’s world…

This work book is designed not just to inspire you, but to challenge you to become a “roll up your sleeves” neighbor! Over the following pages you will find some questions, some homework and suggested projects which will call you to action. If you are ready, then roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work!

The above is the introduction to our manual on nursing home ministry. For more information stay tuned for posts over the next month or find us on amazon under the title Would You Do It For One? and Would You Do It For One? Workbook. Be blessed today as you begin your journey!

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Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

2 thoughts on “You can be a neighbor!”

  1. ( Matthew 22:37-39 KJV ) “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the First and great Commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt Love thy neighbour as thyself.”!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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