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Devotional – Good Samaritan
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Core 1: First Aid-Traumatic

Devotional – Good Samaritan


  • Today, we learned about what to do in a medical emergency just like the parable “The Good Samaritan.”
  • Read, or someone read the Teaching verse. FYI: The memory verse is further down

Luke 10:25-37 Read the parable of “The Good Samaritan.”


Big picture We can learn how to care for your neighbors like the Good Samaritan

  • Q: In the parable, how badly did the robbers hurt the man going to Jericho? (near death/half dead)
  • The man was dying, in obviously very bad condition. Anyone could see he needed help, immediately.
  • Q: Who saved the injured man? (the good Samaritan)
  • Q: Who didn't help the injured man? (a priest, and a Levite)
  • Q: What are some things the good Samaritan did to save the man?
    • He recognized the situation--the man needed help. (He was alert and aware of his surroundings. He didn’t have his nose in a video game or texting).
    • He took pity on the man. (His conscience would not let him neglect the man)
    • He chose to help the man (He could have chosen to ignore and not get involved, but he made the godly choice, he did the right thing, he had mercy)
    • He knew what to do!
  • Q: Do you think the parable would have ended as well if the good Samaritan did not know how to take care of the man?
  • Q: What did the good Samaritan do? (Bandaged wounds, gave healing ointments, immediately took man from out in the cold to a place where he could get more help and rest).
  • It’s important you know what to do in an emergency to be able to help others. Today, you learned a few things what to do in a similar situation to this parable.
  • This parable is a fictional story that Jesus made up to make a point about who is your neighbor. But, like all parables it is filled amazing truth. Indeed, it’s very likely, as you get older, one of you will come upon a real-life situation very similar to this parable where someone needs help.
  • Today, you learned some first aid skills to be able to help others.
  • Learning first aid will help you to care for your neighbors, to give them mercy, much like Jesus instructed us to do when He said, “Go and do likewise.”

Memory Verse #1

Ask if anybody knows it yet and can say it? Read it together 2X Consider having a memory verse pamphlet for kids take home.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Topical Questions

  1. Did the priest and the Levite recognize the man needed help? (Yes)

  2. Did the priest and the Levite choose to help the man? (No)

  3. Why didn’t the priest or the Levite choose to help? (They had no mercy in them)

  4. Now that you know some first aid skills, will you choose to help others in an emergency? Why?

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, we thank you for this amazing parable that teaches us that we are to be merciful to all people, even those we do not like. Jesus, we know this is a parable that You made up to silence the prideful pharisee, but we know that it speaks the truth to us today. Help these boys to not act like the priest or the Levite, but to be merciful and to use their skills to help their neighbors. In Your name we pray. Amen!

Devotional LS01F Version Date: 1/8/2023

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