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Caring And Compassionate Christians ARE The Difference-Makers!
July 11, 2021

Caring And Compassionate Christians ARE The Difference-Makers!

July 11, 2021

1.  COMPASSION RESULTS FROM   A DEEP NEED    Matthew 9:36-38

 

     —feeling sorry for people who are hurting

     —Feeling The Pain of hurting people

     —DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE PAIN     (See Luke 10:30–37).

 

2.  COMPASSION IS ACTIVATED BY FOR HELP

    • The Father Of A Boy With An Unclean Spirit Cried Out For Help, With Tears    Mark 9:24-25
    • he Prodigal Son Repented And Pled For Mercy—“He arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, , and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him” (Luke 15:20).

 

3.   COMPASSION IS A NORMAL RESPONSE TO AN NEED

    • A Cry For Help Indicates Humility And DependenceMost people are reluctant to acknowledge a personal need or ask for help. and acknowledges a personal inability and inadequacy to meet an urgent need. “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble” (James 4:6).
    • Refusing To Meet A Need Requires Us To “Shut Up” Our “Bowels Of Compassion”—“Whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have to need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” (I John 3:17)

 

4.    COMPASSION ACKNOWLEDGES THE TO MEET NEEDS

    •  The Good Samaritan drew from his own resources to provide healing.
    •  We are to draw from our God-given resources to meet the needs of others. “Be kindly affectioned one to another . . . Distributing to the necessity of saints” (Romans 12:10, 13).

 

5.    COMMANDS TO BE COMPASSIONATE:

  • Have One Of Another— (I Peter 3:8–9).
  • Put On Bowels Of Mercies, Kindness— (Col. 3:12–13).
  • Having Compassion Makes A Difference—(Jude 21–23).

 

6.    

a)     Focus On Our Great To God

b)    Turn Personal Suffering Into For Others. (I Peter 2:21).

One of the purposes for suffering is to learn the compassion of Christ. By understanding how others feel when they go through suffering, we can give them the comfort, we receive from the Lord.  (II Corinthians 1:4).

c)    Look For Ways To Do To All People  Galatians 6:10. 

God has given abundantly to meet your needs and the needs of others.    (II Corinthians 9:8).

 

How Can You Use What God Has Given You To Help Others?

  • Maybe you could take time to listen and pray with someone who is hurting.
  • Perhaps you can buy needed items to help people in distress or share what you already possess to relieve their suffering.
  • Maybe you could send an encouraging word to someone who is sad or needs a friend. Show compassion to those burdened by sharing with them the resources and comfort that God has given to you.

 

PERSONAL EVALUATION:  How Compassionate Are You?

  • Are you “moved to compassion” when you see a group of people in need of Christ?
  • Do you pray that God will send forth laborers into His harvest?
  • When a neighbor has a need, do you say, “Let me know if I can help,” hoping he will not call on you? Or do you find a way to show compassion?
  • When you see a disabled person, do you provide practical help?
  • Do you have funds or skills that are available to help those who have a need?
  • Who was the last person who asked you for help, and how did you help him?

 

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