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Weekly Pastor’s Corner:

Compassionate Disciples

Everyone who follows Jesus is called to be passionately compassionate like Jesus. Behind every broken action and opinion is a broken person in need of God’s truth. The God of the bible is the author of life. His actions and ideas are the very fabric of reality. There is no greater truth than the truth that God reveals about himself and humanity. During his ministry, Jesus saw the crowds and had compassion on them. He saw them for what they were, harassed by the broken things of this world and lost wandering without God’s eternal purpose to lead them. There is a temptation to get angry when we come across people with broken and backward ideas, but Jesus calls us to have compassion. Jesus’ response to this brokenness is powerful loving action. He sends his disciples out in miracle ministry to proclaim the kingdom of heaven is here. 

Matthew 9:35-38  (ESV)  And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

(Read all of Matthew 9 here)