Learning to Be Compassionate People 6: Scripture Portion to Meditate

Learning to Be Compassionate People Day 6: Scripture Portion to Meditate As we seek to become more compassionate like our Savior, let’s think on these portions of Scripture… “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort…

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Learning to Be Compassionate People 5: Jesus, Our Ultimate Example

Learning to Be Compassionate People Day 5: Jesus, Our Ultimate Example “Jesus replied and said, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he encountered robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead. And by coincidence a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite also, when he came…

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Learning to Be Compassionate People 4: The Receiving End of Compassion

Learning to Be Compassionate People Day 4: The Receiving End of Compassion “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17, ESV).  Without a doubt, the receiving end of compassion is a beautiful place of blessing. But sometimes it can feel strange. Likely, none of us would say we don’t want…

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Learning to Be Compassionate People 3: Why Pride Holds Us Back

Learning to Be Compassionate People Day 3: Why Pride Holds Us Back “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3, ESV). If we’re honest, each of us, at some point in our lives, has held back from showing compassion toward someone because of pride. Whether we like to admit it or not, pride is a part of our sinful nature. God, of…

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Learning to Be Compassionate People 2: Recognizing Needs and Taking Action

Learning to Be Compassionate People Day 2: Recognizing Needs and Taking Action “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4, ESV). Have you ever been upset or hurting and had someone reach out to you at just the right time? It’s such a meaningful thing, isn’t it? If that’s ever happened to you, it likely made you want to be…

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Learning to Be Compassionate People 1: Compassion and Sympathy

Learning to Be Compassionate People Day 1: Compassion and Sympathy “When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36, ESV). Do you want to be a compassionate person? There’s almost no point in asking that question, because I think all of us do. Perhaps the more important question is this:  Am I a compassionate person? If we…

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