Resources on Compassion

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Topical Study on Compassion The biblical term for compassion comes from the Hebrew and Greek words for bowels. Compassion is, almost literally, a "gut feeling." Human beings, almost universally, "feel" for each other. When we see the fly-covered face of a starving child, most everyone feels some level of compassion. It may be momentary... Moved To Compassion Devotional by Barnabas Powell Devotional by Barnabas Powell Topics: Compassion , Maturity Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection on Matthew 9:36-10:8 from the Orthodox tradition, Barnabas Powell links compassion, spiritual maturity, and readiness for harvest. Compassion for the Multitude Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Compassion , Bread , Christ , Eating Source: The Spurgeon Center When Jesus fed the crowds, he demonstrated God's concern for the needs of his people. This sermon from Charles Spurgeon identifies the trait of compassion toward others. Compassion on the Ignorant Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Compassion , Sin , Heart , Forbearance Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon, Charles Spurgeon argues that if we are going to contribute to God's Kingdom, we must imitate Christ in demonstrating compassion and patience. Compassion that Moves Sermon Starter/Outline by Shively T J Smith Sermon Starter/Outline by Shively T J Smith Topics: Compassion , Pentecost , Community Source: Day1 Shively J. T. Smith discusses the nature of compassion in Matthew 9:35-10:8. It is not simply feeling sympathy and empathy, but it is acting concretely on behalf of the afflicted. Compassion Devotional by Abbot Tryphon Devotional by Abbot Tryphon Topics: Compassion , Basil the Great Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection from the Orthodox tradition, Abbot Tryphon uses John Chrysostom and Basil the Great to show that "none can be saved without compassion for others." Compassion of Jesus Commentary/Exegesis by Michal Beth Dinkler Commentary/Exegesis by Michal Beth Dinkler Topics: Compassion , Healing , Suffering , Henri Nouwen Source: Working Preacher Michal Beth Dinkler’s commentary on Luke 7:1-17 discusses the compassion that motivated Jesus’ healing of the widows son and reflects on the counter cultural nature of suffering and humility that Jesus chooses. Compassion: A Healing Tool Article by Becca Stevens Article by Becca Stevens Topics: Compassion , Healing , Ministry , Chaplain Source: Ministry Matters Referencing Isaiah 43:1b-4a, this book excerpt from Becca Stevens' "The Gift of Compassion: A Guide to Helping Those Who Grieve" juxtaposes the simple compassionate act of lighting a candle with both complex chaplaincies and God's compassion. Compassion Article by Louis M Tamminga Article by Louis M Tamminga Topics: Compassion , Suffering , Grief , Incarnation Source: The CRC Network Louis Tamminga offers a brief reflection on compassion. Christians are called to imitate Christ in reaching out with compassion to the unfortunate, helpless, lonely, and hurting. Compassion and Need Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Compassion , Church , Community , Ministry Source: In the Meantime Reflecting on Mark 6:30-34, David Lose writes that this passage starts off with rest among our labors then shifts gears to move instead to talk about compassion and need. What do people need to really flourish? Compassion and Justice Article by Joseph Yoo Article by Joseph Yoo Topics: Compassion , Justice , Social Justice Source: Ministry Matters This article considers the difference between compassion and justice, suggesting that compassion-focused actions seek to solve the temporary situation, while justice tries to focus on the cause of the situation. Compassion with Wisdom Sermon Illustration by Howard E Butt Jr Sermon Illustration by Howard E Butt Jr Topics: Compassion , Emotion Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Howard Butt, Jr. offers a short reflection on Psalm 145:8-9 and compassion. Compassion in the Synagogue Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Compassion , Jesus , Law , Commentary Source: Working Preacher A commentary on Mark 2:23-3:6 explores two key scenes in Mark that reveal Jesus' ability to guide us beyond religious disputes to see the real needs of suffering people with compassion and sensitivity. Full Text Hymns on Compassion Jesus, Full of All CompassionPD
Filled with compassion (For all the people who live on the earth)PD
Jesus, thou art all compassionPD
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Compassion on the Crowd Commentary/Exegesis by Unknown Commentary/Exegesis by Unknown Topics: Faith , Grace , Goodness , Bread Source: ePriest The disciples reveal poverty of the faith as well as food in Mark 8:1-10. With only a few loaves they give up hope, yet Jesus's compassion on the crowd overwhelms their lack of belief. Compassion Is a Choice Article by David Staal Article by David Staal Topics: Compassion , Church , Service Source: Ministry Matters At a time when so much of our world seems out of control, compassion remains a choice everyone still owns. David Staal reflects on how compassion requires us to truly notice other people. Compassion Fatigue Devotional Devotional Topics: Compassion , Service , God Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional on Psalm 34:8 considers compassion fatigue, suggesting there are ways we can “taste and feel that the Lord is good” because we know and believe that the Lord is God. Compassion Is Our Only Hope Element of Worship Element of Worship Topics: Compassion , Hope , Confession , Covenant Source: Re-Worship A responsive prayer of confession based on Daniel 9 that acknowledges God's perfect covenant faithfulness in contrast with our own unfaithfulness. We don't deserve a hearing from God; our only hope is his compassion. Compassion that Moves Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Foster Connors Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Foster Connors Topics: Compassion , Jesus , Missions Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday This sermon on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 says that compassion often moves us to action even when we don’t feel like it. Jesus is an excellent example of this. (Length: 11:51) Compassion for Souls Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Compassion , C. H. Spurgeon , Witness , Evangelism Source: The Spurgeon Center With Hagar as his example, C.H. Spurgeon uses her weeping for Ishmael to encourage his congregation to contemplate and weep for future state of the lost, but then to pray and work for their salvation. Those MAGA-Hat Protestors, Compassion, Contempt, and the Way of Christ Article by Ed Stetzer Article by Ed Stetzer Topics: Compassion , Love your neighbor , Divisions , Politics Source: Christianity Today In this article, Ed Stetzer responds to the protests against COVID-19 shutdowns, and the contempt shown towards the protestors, by calling Christians to show compassion to those who are frustrated and to step into their shoes. Wrap us in the shawl of compassion Element of Worship by Thom M Shuman Element of Worship by Thom M Shuman Topics: Compassion , Christmas , Humility , Incarnation Source: Lectionary Liturgies This worship resource by Thom Shuman features a complete order of worship for Christmas based on Psalm 148 and Colossians 3:12-17. They invite us to offer our hearts to be swaddled in compassion, kindness, and humility....