D.A. Carson on The Good Samaritan

The Gospel Coalition has posted a sermon delivered by D.A. Carson on the Good Samaritan.  I highly recommend listening to it when you have time for several reasons:

  • It’s a wonderful text to consider!
  • Carson’s sermon is a great example of exposition.
  • Carson “gets” something that so many do not.  Many passages in the Gospels are preached from our pulpits as if their primary purpose is to teach better behavioral principles for the Christian life.  However, in many cases, these texts are communicating to us something far different.  Nothing in the Gospels is separate from the cross.  This sermon will help you see that.
  • By the end of the sermon you will see that the ultimate teaching of the Parable of the Good Samaritan is that Jesus alone can save those while they are destitute, lifeless, naked, and not of His  ilk (we shall be called His people, who were not His people).  He has sheltered believers, paid our debt, and thereby only through His work may we ever inherit eternal life.

You can download a copy of this sermon for free at http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/resources/a/the_parable_of_the_good_samaritan (click the little “Audio” button on the page).

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