Compassion for the Nations

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Romans 15:14-22
Series: Get Your Global Vision On

Sermon Notes

  1. A Burden for the Gospel (vv. 14-16)
  2. A Burden for the Nations (vv. 17-22)

Discussion Questions

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Have you been to another country? If so, share an interesting fact that you discovered there. If not, where is somewhere you’d like to visit outside the USA?


  1. Read Matthew 28:16-20. What is the Great Commission? Why was this review for the disciples?
  2. Read Acts 9:15-16. What was Paul chosen for? What would it cost him personally? Why?
  3. Read Isaiah 19:21-25. What does God promise here? How does this reveal God’s heart for the nations?
  4. Read Mark 1:14-15 and Romans 1:16-17. What is the gospel? How do we distort it? Why is it good news? How is it different from “religion”?
  5. How is the love of God good news? How is the wrath of God good news?
  6. Read Revelation 20:11-15. Is Hell real? Why? Why not?
  7. Read John 14:6. Does this really mean what it says? Why? Why not? What are the implications?
  8. Read Romans 10:9-15. Why is conscious faith in Jesus necessary for salvation? Is sincerity enough?
  9. Read Romans 1:18-25. What about those who have never heard the gospel? What is their fate? Why?
  10. Read Matthew 8:11-12 and John 4:1-26. How do these sections reveal Jesus as Messiah for all ethnic groups?


Pray for your adopted missionary family (or for one of our missionary families).


Parents, we are pleased to include a family-oriented section to the Community Group questions. Our goal is to assist you in taking what you have learned through the sermon and discussed in your group and “bring it home” to your family.

  1. The holy and righteous Lord is also loving, compassionate, merciful, and patient with humanity. Read these verses: Matthew 5:43-45a; Luke 10:30-37; Galatians 6:10; 1 Peter 2:12; 3:1-2; and 2 Peter 3:9. Discuss ways you and your family can be loving and compassionate to the people you meet at work, school, and in your neighborhood.
  2. Take your children shopping to buy items for a church member or neighbor who may be homebound. After making the purchase, go as a family and deliver the items to the person, spending a little time visiting them.
Posted on September 27, 2015 and filed under Get Your Global Vision On.