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Compassion

January 9, 2022 • Jon Furman • The Worlds We Create

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Sermon Notes - January 9, 2022
The Worlds We Create: Compassion - Matthew 9:35- 38 (NIV) - Jon Furman

Synonyms: Words in the same language that have the same meaning, like "Small" and "Little".
Antonyms: words in the same language that have the opposite meaning, like "Small" and "Big".
Homonyms: Words in the same language that have a similar spelling or pronunciation but different meanings.

Cleave: “To bring two things together” AND “To separate things into two”.

Contranyms - Words that mean something AND their opposite.

Oversight: “Supervising a process” OR “Not noticing an error”,

Sanction: “Approve of something” OR “Penalize something”

Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.

Acts 11:26
“So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.”

Christianos: “Little Christ”

Loving - Judgmental
Joyful - Angry
Peaceable - Hostile
Patient – Bad Listeners
Kind - Dismissive
Generous - Defensive
Faithful - Fearful
Gentle - Forceful
Self-Controlled - Reckless

Matthew 9:35
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

Christians do what we see Jesus Doing.

Matthew 9:36
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Christians are motivated by Jesus’ motivation: Compassion

Matthew 9:37-38
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Christians are strengthened and multiplied by dependence on Jesus.

Learn from Jesus to live like Jesus
See people like Jesus saw them
Ask for his help, Not only his blessing