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Love Your Brother
Patrick Dooley - Sermon 2/7/2016
I wanted to start tonight with a story that’s been making the rounds on the internet that is said to have happened a couple of years ago. While quite possibly a hoax – it is on the internet after all – I think the story and people’s reactions to it is illustrative for our purposes and this lesson.
A pastor transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service....only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food... NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.
COMPASSION – IS IT IN YOU?
Doug Boudman - Sermon 1/6/2016
IS COMPASSION IN YOU? COMPASSION IS NOT JUST A WORD. A PERSON MAY UNDERSTAND WHAT COMPASSION IS. A PERSON MAY RECOGNIZE COMPASSION WHEN THEY SEE IT. BUT, UNLESS COMPASSION IS SOMETHING WE PRACTICE, WE CANNOT CLAIM IT AS OURS; IT IS NOT IN US. IF COMPASSION IS NOT FOUND IN OUR LIVES, THEN WE ARE MISSING A VITAL PART OF THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER.
COMPASSION IS LOVE, GRACE AND MERCY ROLLED INTO ONE AND PUT INTO ACTION. COMPASSION TAKES MANY FORMS – ONE IS BENEVOLENCE; ANOTHER, FORGIVENESS. IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SAY HOW SORRY WE ARE OR HOW BAD WE FEEL OR THAT WE FORGIVE YOU. UNLESS OUR COMPASSION IS REAL AND ACTIVE, THEN IT’S JUST WORDS AND NOTHING MORE. THIS EVENING, WE WILL LOOK AT TWO EXAMPLES OF COMPASSION. THE FIRST IS IN THE LIFE OF JOSEPH.