There was great animosity between the Jews and Samaritans that went back hundreds of years. In telling the parable of the good Samaritan, Jesus was not only challenging stereotypes but shaming a man who thought he was a righteous Jew. It’s unacceptable to use your orthodoxy as a tool to justify your prejudices against other kinds of people.
I. Woman at the well
A. Background of the Samaritans
B. Response of the disciples
C. Interchange between Jesus and the woman
D. History of Jacob's well
II. Parable of the "good Samaritan"
B. The parable