Nov. 8, 2020

Reach The Triangle. Change The World.

Compassion

As Christians, is it enough to have compassion in our hearts? Or, do we need to do something more? We’ll answer these questions by studying:

  1. The example of Jesus.
  2. What we are doing.
  3. Biblical commandments about being compassionate.
  4. A final question about what we have done.
  • Jesus gives us a strong example of how to be compassionate. 

Jesus came to earth not just to preach the gospel but to heal the brokenhearted and to set free those who were oppressed.

In John 14:12, Jesus told the disciples to follow His example. He commanded the church to follow Him. 

From the very beginning, the Church was actively involved in ministering to a hurting world.

It’s our job as the Church to address the hurts and needs that confront and surround us daily.

  • What is our part?

What are you doing to be part of the solution?

If there is no compassion, there is no action.

Simply feeling compassion is not enough. True compassion requires that you get involved with real people.

  • The writers of the Bible give commandments about being compassionate, which are fundamental calls to action.

Leviticus 19:18  

Matthew 22:34-36

Matthew 22:37-40

Leviticus 19:33

Leviticus 19:33-34

Leviticus 25:35

Leviticus 19:18  This means “to expend energy, give assistance.”

  • What provisions have we made to ensure that we are practicing compassion?

What really generates compassion in us and makes it real and effective and ongoing is a relationship.

The great challenge of compassion is to make sure that what we say is connected to what we really do.

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