- Can you think of a time when someone immediately helped you before asking about how you found yourself in this situation? Have you come across your own “good Samaritan”? If so, describe the experience.
- What is your usual response when you see, hear about, or come face-to-face with poverty around you (especially here in Philadelphia)?
- After reading James 2:14-17, what action(s) do you feel God is calling you to take to address the poverty around us?
- In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the Samaritan makes several sacrifices (his comfort, his convenience, his time, his money, etc.) to help the man on the side of the road. What might you need to sacrifice in order to help and meet the needs of people who are affected by poverty?