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Compassion: A Heart for the Hurting (3 of 10)
Series: Mind Games
THE TWO GREATEST COMMANDMENTS AND A BIG SURPRISE
Luke 10:25-37/ Matthew 22:34-40/ Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 5:46-47
BLEEDING HEARTS AND HARD HEARTS
How the world tends to look at the hurt and needy
(1) Bleeding hearts think everyone is an innocent victim
(2) Hard hearts think we get what we deserve
A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Compassion: A Heart For The Hurting
(1) Learn to distinguish between divine appointments and drive-by-guiltings
Luke 10:33/ 1 Timothy 5:8/ Deuteronomy 15:11 and Galatians 6:10/ Matthew 25:34-46/ James 1:27/ Mark 14:3-9/ Proverbs 29:7
(2) Offer help before you offer advice
James 2:14-16/ 1 John 3:17-19/ Romans 12:15
(3) Fix a problem - But don't feed a pattern
Romans 5:8/ Proverbs 19:17/ 2 Thessalonians 3:10
(4) Do what you can
2 Corinthians 8:12-13/ Luke 10:35/ Mark 6:4-8
(5) Beware: Some people will never be satisfied
Luke 7:31-35/ Luke 23:20-24
TAKING IT HOME
Does anyone come to mind when you ask yourself this question, ''Who do I know that is hurting or needy that could use my help this week?'' What could you do to specifically help that person?
Growth Group Homework
Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, Compassion: A Heart For The Hurting, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
1. Can you think of a time when you saw someone else's need and you either stepped out of your comfort zone to meet that need, or you played it cautious and held back?
How did you feel before and after either response?
What are some of the reasons we can give for not stopping to help people ...
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