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Does God Bless Good Intentions?

November 5, 2023

Pastor Bobby teaches on the Good Samaritan story, which is a story within a story. Bobby shares four reasons why the Levites and the priests didn’t do all they could do for the injured man, and why the Good Samaritan shows how being a generous, servant kind of person is the thing that makes life worth living, with his message: “Does God Bless Good Intentions?”

Dr. Emily Smith is an epidemiologist and global health expert, as well as an assistant professor of emergency medicine and surgery at Duke University. Also an author, her new book, The Science of the Good Samaritan: Thinking Bigger About Loving Our Neighbors, helps readers shift their mindset on what it means to love our neighbors well, and how to change our hearts to serve them better.

Audrey Cymone is 13 years old and is currently in the 7th grade. She has been a proud member of the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir since the age of 7 and had the honor of singing a solo part during the choir’s performance of “A Million Dreams” when they appeared on America’s Got Talent. She loves to act, sing and dance, and her biggest dream is to be on Broadway. Audrey was seen on NBC’s ANNIE LIVE! as the character “Pepper,” as well as FLY the Musical (La Jolla Playhouse), MATILDA (McCoy Rigby Entertainment), and a recurring role on SYDNEY TO THE MAX (Disney Channel). Today Audrey performs “Psalm 42” (Kirk Franklin; Victoria Loren Kelly). She is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

The Hour of Power Choir, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, performs “How Great Thou Art” (comp: Stuart K. Hine; arr: Dan Forrest). The choir is accompanied by Zach DeChance on piano.

Closing hymn: “The Solid Rock” (Edward Mote; William B. Bradbury; arr: Z. Marasovich)

Scripture – Luke 10:33-37