The Ministry Years 9:  He had compassion:  theunfetteredpreacher 

The first time compassion is in the Bible is the story of Moses birth.  All male babies were to be thrown in the river to die.

Moses Mother had a better idea, she built a small ark of safety,  placed Moses and it in the river and waited. 

Pharaohs daughter found the ark.
And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

Her Compassion, changed the Hebrews history. They were delivered from the bondage of slavery, and brought to the promised land.  (Those who believed, Joshua and Caleb).

We can find many times in Scripture, that Jesus had compassion.   He acted on it by healing the sick.  In this instance: 

  ~  He was out among the people:   

Ministry does not always happen in Church, from the pulpit.  We must go out among the needy.

  ~  He saw:

To Minister effectively we must see the needs around us and act on them.

  ~  He had Compassion: 

When we see a need, it is not a “so what, moment”, no we must open our hearts and not just have compassion,  but act on it.

  ~  We must speak words of encouragement. 

  ~  He touched them:

Jesus touched people,  physically as well as spiritually… do not be afraid of getting your hands dirty.

This is important, if you have elderly or sick people around you, touch them.  Put your hand on their shoulder, let them know,  you see and acknowledge them.

Let them know, they matter, they are loved.  (So sorry Mom, that I let you down).

  ~  Speak LIFE:
Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

The Kingdom of God is at hand.

  ~  Fear came upon them:

The word spread to all, and many heard the word of truth.

Luke 7:12-17
“Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.”

12 thoughts on “The Ministry Years 9:  He had compassion:  theunfetteredpreacher 

  1. This episode with the resurrection of the dead son in Luke 7 spoke life to me when I stood in faith for my youngest son who was mentally ill as a teenager. I spoke these words over him over and over. Still there are things needed to be revived

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