April 23, 2017: Compassion like Jesus will Move Us to Action Now

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Preached by Evan Stewart (01:00)

Do you find that your compassion for people many times makes you feel sorry for a person in need rather than the kind that compels you to loving action to help or pursue that person in need?  Not just a compassion for people who might go to Hell, but compassion for the broken and needy alive today in this community?

Jesus certainly came to save us from Hell but it’s easy to forget that he also came to bring completeness to our broken situations while we are on earth.  Compassion isn’t just about street evangelism and getting someone to make a decision for Jesus.  This too is so important but we cannot forget that a compassionate heart responds to the brokenness all around us.

Evan takes us on an overview of compassion throughout the life of Jesus.  Four ideas gained from the overview are:

  1. Jesus was moved into action by Compassion
  2. Compassion is not weak tears but God’s strong love shown through a variety of ways
  3. Compassion compels us to cross cultural camps
  4. Pray for compassion and watch as your eyes are opened to the harvest around you

Scripture Reference: Matthew 9:35-36; Matthew 14:13-14; John 8:1-12; Luke 9:49-56; John 2:13-17; John 11:32-44; John 19:10-11; Luke 7:36-50; Luke 10:2; Matthew 11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:1

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