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The Blessing of Compassion (Psalm 41)

Psalm 41

I. The Lord’s view of the compassionate

    A. Repay the mercy that was shown to you (Psalm 41:1a)
    B. Six manifestations of the Lord’s mercy (Psalm 41:1b-3)

II. Enemies will mistreat you

    A. A penitent prayer for mercy (Psalm 41:4)
    B. Our enemy’s unwillingness to forgive (Psalm 41:5-8)
    C. A betrayal of close friends (Psalm 41:9; cf. 2 Samuel 15:1-12; John 13:18)

III. Men can be fickle, but God is faithful

    A. God’s justice will be served (Psalm 41:10-11)
    B. Integrity based on repentance (Psalm 41:12)
    C. Praise the One who shows compassion on His creation (Psalm 41:13)

Let This Mind Be In You: Compassion

Compassion

Matthew 14:13-21

I. THE COMPASSION OF CHRIST

    A. Feeding the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21)
    B. Feeding the 4000 (Matthew 15:29-38)

II. COMPASSION NOT ONLY FOR PHYSICAL NEEDS, BUT SPIRITUAL CONDITION

    A. “Like sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:35-36; Matthew 7:15; 2 Peter 2:1-3)
    B. Jesus had compassion and demanded action (Matthew 9:37-38)

III. COMPASSION IN RESTORATION

    A. The prodigal son (Luke 15:11-24)
    B. Our role in restoration (Galatians 6:1,10; James 5:19-20)