Appendix A – The Brief Sermon in Full


The following written piece is the product of artificial intelligence created by ChatGPT based on prompts by author Mark Evilsizor.

Prompt: Write a brief sermon based on the Good Samaritan, using modern people groups.

ChatGPT response: Let us reflect on the parable of the Good Samaritan, a story that Jesus told about a man who helped a stranger in need. The story teaches us about compassion and love for our neighbors, regardless of their background or beliefs.

In today’s world, we often encounter different groups of people with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religions. Just like the traveler in the parable who was stripped of his belongings and left to suffer on the side of the road, there are many people in our society who are in need of help.

We can be the Good Samaritan to these people by showing them kindness and compassion, just as the Samaritan in the story showed mercy to the injured man.

Whether it is helping a homeless person on the street, volunteering at a refugee center, or simply lending a listening ear to a friend in need, we can make a difference in someone’s life.

Let us not be like the priest and the Levite in the story who passed by the injured man without stopping to help. Instead, let us strive to embody the spirit of the Good Samaritan, showing love and compassion to all people, regardless of their background or circumstances.

May God bless us as we seek to follow in His footsteps and be a blessing to those in need. Amen.