The Parable of the Good Samaritan.

This parable started with a man asking Jesus a question . "Teacher, what should I do so I can go to Heaven and live forever?" Jesus answered,  "What do you think?"  The man said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength, and love your neighbour as yourself."

"That is right!"  Jesus said.  "Do this and you will live forever in Heaven."  But the man wanted to know more and asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus answer by telling this man a parable to help everyone who was listening to understand.  Jesus said:  There once was a Jewish man walking along a road.  He was coming from Jerusalem and was heading to Jericho.

Suddenly a group of men jumped out from behind a hill.  They took all his belongings and tore off most of his clothes.  They beat this man up very badly, and left him bleeding on the side of the road. A few minutes later a priest was walking down the same path and noticed the man lying on the side of the road.  Do you know what he did?  You'd think he would run over and help the man.  Instead he crossed the road and walked on the other side and acted like he didn't see the man.

A little later, another man called a Levite was walking down the road.  Levites were people that helped priests with their work.  He would probably help the man.  But you know what he did?  He slowed down and walked a little closer to see the man, but then kept walking without helping him at all. Maybe he thought the man was resting or sleeping, that's why the priest and the Levite didn't stop to help.  The trouble is, it was easy to tell he was badly hurt.  The man was bleeding and most of his clothes were torn and stolen, and he was bruised and hardly breathing.

Just a few minutes later another man came walking.  He was a Samaritan.  The Jews and the Samaritans had very little to do with one another and they never got along. The man who was dying on the road was a Jew. What do you think the Samaritan did? Did he walk by and pretend that he did not see this man? As soon as he saw the man he went over to help him and felt sorry for him.

He put bandages on his sores and poured oil and wine on the sores to prevent them from getting worse.  Then he lifted the man on his own donkey and took him to an Inn to take care of him.

The next day the Samaritan took out enough money so that the man could stay at the Inn until he was well enough to leave. "Take care of this poor man until he is well, and whatever it may cost for his stay and food, that I will pay you when I come again."  Jesus asked, "Which of the three men do you think was a neighbour to this man who was left beaten on the side of the road?" The man who asked Jesus this question at the beginning replied, "The one who had compassion and helped him."  Jesus told him, "Go and do the same."


Parable of the Good Samaritan Questions and Answers.

Q.  How many men walked passed the wounded man without helping?

A.  Two men walked passed.

Q.  What did the Samaritan do when he saw the wounded man?

A.  He stopped and helped the man.

Q.  Where did the Samaritan take him?

A.  To an Inn.

Q.  Did the Samaritan take the wounded man in a car, a bus, an ambulance or on a  donkey?

A.  A donkey.

 
Meanings of the Words.

Compassion - To feel for someone's needs.

Pretend - To be something that you are not.


The Moral of the Story.

We must love our neighbor as we love ourselves, taking care of people around us and giving attention to those who are less fortunate and lonely. 

It teaches us unconditional giving and Love. The more we give, the more we 'receive'. The giving in fact becomes the receiving.



Good Samaritan Coloring Pages.

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Parable of the Good Samaritan Downloads

With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. 

Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. 

I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.  

How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture

1) On adobe reader, select sign.

2) Select add text.

3) Type in verse or wording.

4) Select file and save as.


The Verse of the Day.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.

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Luke 10:30.

 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.

Luke 10:31.

 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:32.

So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 

Luke 10:27.

He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”; and,” Love your neighbor as yourself.”



The Good Samaritan Craft.

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About Our Lessons

Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your bible to add or take away. At the bottom there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.



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