Compassion on the Hurting

Speaker: Pastor Jay Childs
Scripture: Luke 10

Sermon Notes

  1. The Call to Compassion
  2. Religion Can Get in the Way
  3. Even My Enemy Is My Neighbor

Discussion Questions

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Describe a time when you were hurting deeply and someone encouraged you.hen did you first learn about the Gospel—of Jesus living and dying for us?


  1. Read Luke 10:25-37. What were the main points of the sermon?
  2. How can religion get in the way of genuine compassion? Discuss.
  3. How is the concept of compassion rooted in a Judeo-Christian worldview? Discuss.
  4. Read Genesis 1:27. How does this impact the role of compassion? Why?
  5. Read 1 Corinthians 5:1-12. When is it appropriate to be tough on the hurting? Why? How?
  6. Read Romans 15:1-4. How are we to treat those who are hurting? Practical suggestions?
  7. Read Matthew 25:31-46. Discuss the role of compassion in light of the final judgment.
  8. Read 1 John 4:6-7. What is the “mark of a Christian”? How does love behave?


Who is someone who is currently hurting that you could minister to? When will you do it?

Posted on January 26, 2014 and filed under Special Services.