Sermons on Compassion

Unthreatened

Scripture: Matthew 9:9-13

In our “Journey of Jesus”, we are exploring specific texts that help us define how Jesus lived, what he valued and how he acted and reacted to both people and problems. As the apostle John said in 1 John 2:6, “anyone who says he abides in him ought to walk the same way that he walked”. This Sunday we explore how Jesus related to the “tax collectors and sinners” he encountered in everyday life. Jesus was unthreatened by people who were different. He saw beyond the surface problem to the real problem of spiritual alienation. He was able to see what people would become when transformed by grace. Jesus’ response to “unclean” people is a huge challenge to each of us today!

But God

After coming through the gloom and stark reality of our basic fallen nature in Eph 2:1-3, Paul is now able to demonstrate the contrast between what we were by nature and what we are by grace. He describes the reason God rescued us (his own mercy), our status as coheirs of Christ (seated with him),…

Dead

We begin a three-part series called “Immeasurable” that celebrates the amazing, far-reaching grace of God toward us. This good news is set against the reality of the bad news of Ephesians 2:1-3. This description of human nature is so catastrophic that we are rendered hopeless apart from a divine intervention. This is the whole wonder…

Compassion

The book of Jonah concludes with a contrast between Jonah’s pity on a mere plant and the Lord’s compassion on people who have lost their moral compass. It is evident throughout scripture that the Lord displays compassion toward lost sinners, such as Romans 5:6-11. In fact, compassion is so amazing precisely because the people God…