A popular sermon series by many pastors is entitled "All In".
This series comes from the Great Commandment verses in the Bible taken completely out of context and is intended to motivate believers to be "all in" for God, to move them from being "a spectator to a participator" in the church.
If believers are not careful, they will be misled by this series, trying to be "all in" for God, when God is not asking them to be "all in" for him.
The Story of the Good Samaritan, found in
Luke 10:25-37, is often taught by Pastors and Bible teachers to motivate their
church to “Love your neighbor as yourself” by doing good deeds as the Good
In teaching this, they totally miss the context of the story and
the reason Jesus told the story.
purpose in telling this story was not to get the average church member to do
His purpose was to confront the self-righteousness of an expert in
the law, most likely a Pharisee, who asked him a question.