The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Part 1

Yesterday we concluded our study of Philippians with guest writer, Marc Rader. Next week we begin a short series in the book of Ruth. For the remaining three days of this week, we look at the well-known parable of the Good Samaritan.

A common question asked by young Christian couples who are dating is ‘how far is too far?’ when it comes to physical contact. And of course, the standard holier-than-thou reply is, ‘well if you have to ask, then you’re going too far.’ It may not be the most immediately practical of answers, but it does make the couple think about their motivation for asking in the first place. Are they, in effect, saying ‘what can I get away with? What’s the minimum standard of holiness God requires?’

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