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Empowering Compassion

Empowering Compassion

Week #5Endurance & Reward

Matthew 9:35-38 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.37Then he said to his disciples,The harvestis plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field..

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Colossians 3:9-14...since you have taken off your old selfwith its practices10and have put on the new self,which is being renewedin knowledge in the image of its Creator.11Here there is no Gentile or Jew,circumcised or uncircumcised,barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,but Christ is all,and is in all.12Therefore, as Gods chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselveswith compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.13Bear with each otherand forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.14And over all these virtues put on love,which binds them all together in perfect unity.4

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1. God is offering us a job

Matthew 9:36-38 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.37Then he said to his disciples,The harvestis plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.6

2. It's a job that can be very hard but the pay and rewards are amazing

Luke 6:35-38 But love your enemies, do good to them,and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be childrenof the Most High,because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.36Be merciful,just as your Fatheris merciful. 37Do not judge, and you will not be judged.Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.7

3. The job requires putting off your old self and putting on the new self Colossians 3:9-17...since you have taken off your old selfwith its practices10and have put on the new self,which is being renewedin knowledge in the image of its Creator.11Here there is no Gentile or Jew,circumcised or uncircumcised,barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,but Christ is all,and is in all.12Therefore, as Gods chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselveswith compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.13Bear with each otherand forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.14And over all these virtues put on love,which binds them all together in perfect unity.8

4. Its a job that we cant do alone

Show God's mercy and compassion to everyone starting with each other

14And over all these virtues put on love,which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Our church should be people unified by Gods mercy bringing that mercy to those outside our church.

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Challenge

Ask God to show you who you have judgment toward both inside and outside the church

Clothe yourselvesand act with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience toward those people

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