|Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
In the early 1960s my wife and I were on a People to People Tour of the Middle East and Holy Lands. After two hours of shopping in downtown Athens, we told our group we wanted to visit one more shop and that we would catch a later trolley on our own. Our shopping completed, we returned to the park that was the departure point for numerous trolley routes. We thought we knew the sign for our route; but as trolleys arrived and departed, we had to admit our hopeless confusion. We felt helpless.
Suddenly two young men appeared and asked, “Can we help you?” Gratefully, we explained our plight. After clarifying Greek and English names for our hotel, they pointed to a trolley and said, “This one is yours.” The two literally helped push us on in the midst of the late afternoon rush. To our surprise they boarded right behind us. Reassuringly they said, “Don’t worry.” After a twenty-minute ride, they told us to be ready to get off; and they pulled the signal cord. Once off the trolley, they walked with us until our hotel was in view; and then they turned to depart. They refused any payment, even for their trolley fare. They said, “Just enjoy your stay in Greece.”
We gratefully remember the men’s assistance and their example of caring enough to get involved. This is the issue of our lesson as we consider who our neighbor is and what it means to be a neighbor.