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Series: Compassion - Make a Difference
Introduction: Compassion is something we can all have and all give-all the time to everyone we can. You are called to be a compassion dispenser, so being full of Jesus is absolutely necessary if we are to let our compassion flow like a mighty fountain out from our lives. Today we touch on compassion for the broken-hearted. This will be taken from Luke 7:12-15 where Jesus is moved by compassion toward a completely broken-hearted woman.
Luke 7:12-15: And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
I. COMPASSION IDENTIFIED
A. COMPASSION SCRIPTURES
1. Ps. 145:8-9: The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.
2. Matt. 9:35-36: Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
B. COMPASSION DEFINITION
To be moved with compassion is to have a depth of feeling for people who have a need, showing love, kindness, and care; it is giving a taste of God to unsuspecting people anytime, anywhere, to anyone.
II. JESUS HEALS THE BROKEN HEARTS
Luke 4:18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brok ...
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