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The Significance of Compassion

John 13:34-35

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We were made for significance

10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10

 

We are God’s primary accomplishment
We are created for a purpose
We are part of the plan

Why is compassion important?
Compassion adjusts our attitude

Faith makes all things possible but love makes all things easy

– D.L. Moody

Compassion requires awareness
Love means that we see people as God sees them

Compassion reveals our altered life

To know God is to be transformed and thus to be introduced to a life that could not otherwise be experienced

– D.A. Carson

Compassion mandates action

Do not bother wasting time whether you “love’ your neighbor, act as if you did

– C.S. Lewis

A new command I give you; love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another.

John 13:34-35

 

Love flows through a divine declaration – A new command
Love provides the source of community
Love is a critical need for believers
Believers are connected in love through the Holy Spirit

Love flows through a devoted display – as Christ loved
Love is a Command for believers
Love comes from Christ
Love is a personal choice

Love flows through a dedicated demonstration – our obedience
Love brings forgiveness
Love brings fellowship with Christ and Christians
Love brings a focus on others

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