Messiahs Compassion Matthew 9 35 38 Compassion n

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Messiah’s Compassion Matthew 9: 35 -38

Messiah’s Compassion Matthew 9: 35 -38

Compassion n God’s compassion through the Messiah, Micah 7: 18 -20 n “to have

Compassion n God’s compassion through the Messiah, Micah 7: 18 -20 n “to have pity, a feeling of distress through the ills of others. . . to be moved as to one’s inwards…to have mercy. . . to show kindness” 2

Compassion n “The inward feeling of compassion which abides in the heart” (Thayer) n

Compassion n “The inward feeling of compassion which abides in the heart” (Thayer) n It prompts a corresponding action, Hebrews 4: 15 n Heart of compassion, Col. 3: 12 3

Compassion in Preaching Matthew 9: 35 n Preaching truth expresses God’s compassion for mankind,

Compassion in Preaching Matthew 9: 35 n Preaching truth expresses God’s compassion for mankind, Mk. 6: 34 – Power and wisdom, 1 Cor. 1: 1825 – Warnings, 2 Tim. 4: 1 -5 (Mk. 1: 14 -15) 4

Compassion in Miracles Matthew 9: 35 (Acts 10: 38) n Jesus deeply touched by

Compassion in Miracles Matthew 9: 35 (Acts 10: 38) n Jesus deeply touched by tragedies of life people face n His miracles: – Proved He is Messiah, John 5: 36 – Showed His compassion (Matt. 14: 14; 15: 32) – Effect: Drawing and confirming 5

Compassion in Miracles Matthew 9: 35 (Acts 10: 38) MOTIVE EFFECT -Called them, -Sight;

Compassion in Miracles Matthew 9: 35 (Acts 10: 38) MOTIVE EFFECT -Called them, -Sight; followed, Matt. 20: 32 -33 -Stretched -touched, Mark 1: 40 -41 Do not weep, Luke 7: 13 Matt. 20: 33 -34 -Proclaimed much, Mark 1: 45 -Fear, glorified God, report

Compassion in Miracles Matthew 9: 35 (Acts 10: 38) n Motive of compassion compels

Compassion in Miracles Matthew 9: 35 (Acts 10: 38) n Motive of compassion compels us to help relieve the suffering – Love neighbor as self, Luke 10: 33 -34 – Expression of faith, James 2: 14 -16 7

Compassion for the Lost Matthew 9: 36 -38 n Because of what sin does,

Compassion for the Lost Matthew 9: 36 -38 n Because of what sin does, Matt. 9: 36 – Weary, Matt. 11: 28; Gal. 6: 1 – Scattered, Jno. 14: 6; 8: 12; 10: 11 n Jesus was always aware of the harvest, Matt. 9: 37 – There are souls to save, John 8

Compassion for the Lost Matthew 9: 36 -38 n We must be compassionate toward

Compassion for the Lost Matthew 9: 36 -38 n We must be compassionate toward the lost, Matt. 9: 38 – Prayerful workers (Rom. 10: 1; 2 Ths. 3: 1; 1 Tim. 2: 1) – Give light through the gospel, Acts 26: 18 9

Compassion for the Lost Matthew 9: 36 -38 n We must be compassionate toward

Compassion for the Lost Matthew 9: 36 -38 n We must be compassionate toward the lost, Matt. 9: 38 – Help and show kindness, Jude 22 – Be forgiving as God is, Matt. 18: 27, 33, 35 – Because we also need 10

Compassion n God’s compassion has made our spiritual healing possible, Micah 7: 18 -19;

Compassion n God’s compassion has made our spiritual healing possible, Micah 7: 18 -19; Titus 3: 4 -5 n Jesus is the embodiment of God’s compassion – His preaching, miracles and work to save the lost 11