ABF Series: Helping with Wisdom 4


In our Adult Bible Fellowships this past week we learned that It’s possible to hurt others even though we intended to help them.

  1. Poverty is not merely about resources, but it is primarily about relationships
  1. Providing help starts with understanding the difference between relief, rehabilitation and development
  1. Seek to work with a person to get to a better place, as opposed to doing things to or for

For Reflection: Are there times when I tend to meet a material need as a way to avoid a real relational encounter or journey?

Memory Verse: Matthew 9:36-38


Luke 10:25-37 – You can help… with God’s help.

In preparation for our lesson on Sunday please read the section listed above and observe what stands out to you in the narrative.

Also, please think about the following discussion questions:

  1. When the Samaritan saw the man and understood that he was beaten and half dead, what are some excuses he could have told himself to rationalize not getting involved?
  2. In what ways can we engage those in need around us?  What could it practically look like? Consider this Video.
  3. How many provisions from God did the Samaritan share with the beaten man?

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Dustin Folden
Pastor Dustin Folden and his wife Trisha joined the Pastoral Staff in 2010. They have two children, Sawyer and Mackenna who absolutely love children’s ministries, mostly because of the singing and snacks. Pastor Folden shepherds the 9:30 worship service, oversees the Adult Bible Fellowship ministry, as well as serves in the Biblical Counseling Ministries.