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Luke 10:25-36

Reformed Samaritans
Tidbits from Reformer Martin Luther On Charity
“God divided the hand into fingers so that money would slip through.”
From: A Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences – Famously
known as The 95 Thesis
#43 Christians are to be taught that he who gives to the poor or lends to the
needy
does a better deed than he who buys indulgences.
#45 Christians are to be taught that he who sees a needy man and passes
him by, yet gives his money for indulgences, does not buy papal indulgences
but God’s wrath.

OUTLINE

Justification …
I. The Demands of Sola Scriptura
A. The Whole Counsel
B. True Religion
II. A Call to Mercy
A. Moses & the Prophets
B. Jesus on the Poor
C. The Benevolent Church
III. A Community of Care
A. Motive & Mission
B. Willing & Ready
C. In the Name of Jesus Christ
… and deeds of mercy.